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    Bones of My Grandfather
    Reclaiming a Lost Hero of WWII
    By Clay Bonnyman Evans, By Clay Bonnyman Evans
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal, bloody 76-hour battle would... [READ MORE]
    U-Boats in the Mediterranean
    1941–1944
    By Lawrence Paterson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Between September 1941 and May 1944, the Germans sent sixty-two U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Strait of Gibraltar, the British-held entry point, where nearly a third of them were sunk or forced to turn back. Of the submarines that made it into the clear,... [READ MORE]
    The Barbary Corsairs
    Warfare in the Mediterranean, 1480–1580
    By Jacques Heers
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Barbary corsairs first appeared to terrorize shipping at the end of the fifteenth century. These Muslim pirates sailed out of the ports of North Africa, primarily Sal�, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli. This area was known in Europe as the Barbary Coast, a term derived from the name of its Berber... [READ MORE]
    The Twelve Apostles
    Michael Collins, the Squad, and Ireland's Fight for Freedom
    By Tim Pat Coogan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Ireland, 1919: When Sinn Féin proclaims Dáil Éireann the parliament of the independent Irish republic, London declares the new assembly to be illegal, and a vicious guerrilla war breaks out between republican and crown forces. Michael Collins, intelligence chief of the Irish Republican Army, creates... [READ MORE]
    "They Have Killed Papa Dead!"
    The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance
    By Anthony S. Pitch
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch's thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy and its aftermath transcends the mere facts of that awful night during which dashing actor... [READ MORE]
    Steel Fist
    Tank Warfare 1939–1945
    By Nigel Cawthorne
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hitler
    Military Commander
    By Rupert Matthews
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As Fuhrer of the Third Reich, Hitler was responsible for deciding the German war aims in 1939. As head of the Armed Forces from February 4th, 1938, he was also responsible for the overall Wehrmacht strategy intended to achieve these aims. Hitler: Military Commander examines with impeccable detail Hitler?s... [READ MORE]
    The Outpost of the Lost
    An Arctic Adventure
    By David L. Brainard, Foreword by Geoffrey E. Clark
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the summer of 1881, Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry and a crew of twenty-one men set out on the Proteus to explore the then relatively-unknown Arctic Circle. During their three-year journey, the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, as it came to be known, was meant to ascertain new... [READ MORE]
    American Jupiter
    Leland Stanford and the Scandalous History of the Man Who Created Modern California
    By Roland De Wolk
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The life of Leland Stanford reads like a tall tale of the Old West. Born in a country tavern in upstate New York, Stanford followed the Gold Rush to California, became a successful businessman, and invested in railroads. He then made headway into politics, becoming governor of California and later a... [READ MORE]
    The Plot to Kill JFK
    The Untold Story of the Ex-Nazi Officer Who Masterminded the Assassination
    By Ralph Ganis, By HP Albarelli, Introduction by Dick Russell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A groundbreaking investigation of the assassination of JFK that reveals collusion between a former Nazi and members of the U.S. Army and CIA. In QJ/WIN, Ralph Ganis and H.P. Albarelli, Jr. investigate one of the most important but elusive figures in the conspiracy to kill President Kennedy, who for decades... [READ MORE]
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