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    Prohibition
    Thirteen Years That Changed America
    By Edward Behr
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the bestselling author of The Last Emperor comes this rip-roaring history of the government’s attempt to end America’s love affair with liquor—which failed miserably. On January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years, the Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the making, selling, or transportation... [READ MORE]
    The Emperor's Codes
    The Thrilling Story of the Allied Code Breakers Who Turned the Tide of World War II
    By Michael Smith
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan’s secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task—made even... [READ MORE]
    The Templars
    The Secret History Revealed
    By Barbara Frale, Translated by Gregory Conti, Foreword by Umberto Eco
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Barbara Frale gives us an explosive, exhaustively researched history of the medieval world’s most powerful military order, the Templars. At its height, the Order of the Knights Templar rivaled the kingdoms of Europe in military might, economic power, and political influence. For 700 years, the tragic... [READ MORE]
    Masquerade
    The Incredible True Story of How George Soros' Father Outsmarted the Gestapo
    By Tivadar Soros, Edited by Humphrey Tonkin, Introduction by George Soros, Introduction by Paul Soros
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Nazis came late to Hungary because, until early 1944, Germany and Hungary were allies. But when they did arrive, their orders were to put the “Final Solution” into effect with deliberate speed. Soros, a Jewish lawyer in Budapest, secured fake Christian identities for himself, his wife, and his two... [READ MORE]
    Secret Societies
    Inside the Freemasons, the Yakuza, Skull and Bones, and the World's Most Notorious Secret Organizations
    By John Lawrence Reynolds
    (Arcade Publishing)
    They generate fear, suspicion, and—above all—fascination. Secret societies thrive among us, yet they remain shrouded in mystery. Their secrecy suggests, to many, sacrilege or crime, and their loyalties are often accused of undermining governments and tipping the scales of justice. The Freemasons, for... [READ MORE]
    Roanoke
    Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony
    By Lee Miller
    (Arcade Publishing)
    November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh’s expedition, which left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. On Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, a tragedy is unfolding. Something has gone very wrong, and the colony—115 men,... [READ MORE]
    Surgeon in Blue
    Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
    By Scott McGaugh
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Jonathan Letterman was an outpost medical officer serving in Indian country in the years before the Civil War, responsible for the care of just hundreds of men. But when he was appointed the chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major... [READ MORE]
    The Secrets of the Notebook
    A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret
    By Eve Haas
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “The beautiful owner of this book is dearer to me than my life – August your protector.” This one sentence was the key to a mystery involving some of the greatest and most infamous figures in European history, from Frederick the Great to Napoleon and Hitler—and solved by the author of this book.Eve Haas... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare
    Devices and Techniques for Incendiaries
    By
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    With fiercely detailed information and visuals provided by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare is meant for experienced soldiers and novices alike. With this guide, you will be able to apply its material to understand and create initiators, igniters, and incendiary... [READ MORE]
    Voyage of the Damned
    A Shocking True Story of Hope, Betrayal, and Nazi Terror
    By Gordon Thomas, By Max Morgan-Witts
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In May 1939, the SS St. Louis set sail from Hamburg carrying 937 German Jews seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. Unknown to the captain, the ship was merely a pawn of Nazi propaganda. Among the crew were members of the dreaded Gestapo, and the steward himself was on a mission for the SS. Made into... [READ MORE]
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