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    Tank
    Heavy Metal at War
    Philip Kaplan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From monster to master, discover the history of the tank in this heavily illustrated book. When the first tank weapon appeared on the killing fields of World War I, it was as if ancient superstitions were reborn in the modern industrial world. Soldiers on both sides of the war had never seen such monstrous,... [READ MORE]
    Stilwell the Patriot
    Vinegar Joe, the Brits, and Chiang Kai-Shek
    David Rooney, John S Major
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Joe Stilwell, known as “Vinegar Joe” for his caustic personality, was stationed in Burma during World War II and famously differed in strategy from other commanders in his division. In retrospect analyses, it’s said that if he had gotten his way, the United States might have defeated the Communists in... [READ MORE]
    American Witches
    A Broomstick Tour through Four Centuries
    Susan Fair
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The history of American witches is way weirder than you ever imagined. From bewitched pigs hell-bent on revenge to gruesome twentieth-century murders, American Witches reveals strange incidents of witchcraft that have long been swept under the rug as bizarre sidenotes to history. On a tour through history... [READ MORE]
    The Lone Assassin
    The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Tried to Kill Hitler
    Helmut Ortner, Ross Benjamin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Living as a carpenter who had spent time working in a watch factory, Georg Elser was just an ordinary member of society living in Munich. That is, however, until he took it upon himself to attempt to assassinate the Führer, Adolph Hitler. Being a common man who opposed the Nazi regime, Elser took his... [READ MORE]
    Auschwitz
    A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
    Miklos Nyiszli, Tibere Kremer, Richard Seaver, Bruno Bettelheim
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous “Angel of Death”:... [READ MORE]
    The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents
    Stephen Brennan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    No matter who you identify with—Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or Green Party, Independent or something else altogether— we the people should read: • The Constitution of the United States of America • The Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments• The Declaration of Independence• The Articles of ConfederationTake... [READ MORE]
    The Etiquette of Freemasonry
    A Handbook for the Brethren
    An Old Past Master
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    First written in 1890, The Etiquette of Freemasonry is a timeless window into the mysterious traditions and practices of one of history’s most intriguing secret societies. This straightforward guide blends instruction with philosophical reasoning to capture the true spirit of the Freemason brethren.... [READ MORE]
    History of William the Conqueror
    Jacob Abbott
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Jacob Abbott was one of the most prolific American writers of history in the nineteenth century, writing many biographies on the world’s most influential leaders in a clear and exciting style. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1849 and part of Abbott’s Illustrated Histories series, details... [READ MORE]
    The Big Book of Celebrity Autopsies
    Kevin Viani, Kevin Viani
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    France on the Brink
    A Great Civilization in the New Century
    Jonathan Fenby
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called “superb” presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won’t go away.France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book... [READ MORE]
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