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    What the Citizen Should Know About Our Arms and Weapons
    A Guide to Weapons from the 1940s
    By James E. Hicks
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in 1941, this book of military ordnance was written in order to bring information to the non-military public during the time of uncertainty that marked the beginnings of the United States’ involvement in World War II. This volume was originally meant to bring comfort and understanding... [READ MORE]
    Up from Slavery
    An Autobiography
    By Booker T. Washington, Introduction by Wayne Lapierre
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1856, Washington was born into a family of slaves in Virginia. From there it seemed that his fate had been sealed—to live out his life as a worker in Virginia. But, this was not the case for Washington, whose impoverished childhood and undying desire for education fueled him into a dedicated obsession... [READ MORE]
    When Buffalo Ran
    A Frontier Classic of Childhood on the Plains
    By George Bird Grinnell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When Buffalo Ran tells the story of a young, mid nineteenth century Plains Indian, named Wikis. As Wikis grows, he encounters many wild buffalo and enemy tribes. Along the way, he is guided by his uncle, a mentor and tutor, who teaches him all the necessary skills to become an Indian Brave.After dedicating... [READ MORE]
    The Vikings and Their Enemies
    Warfare in Northern Europe, 750–1100
    By Philip Line
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors.The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europe—raiding, exploring, colonizing—and their presence was felt as far away as Russia and Byzantium. They are most... [READ MORE]
    The Tudor Tutor
    Your Cheeky Guide to the Dynasty
    Illustrated by Lisa Graves, By Barb Alexander
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From the bloody Wars of the Roses to Queen Elizabeth I’s iconic rule, the Tudor Dynasty was a period of sex, scandal, and intrigue. Monarchs such as Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I have become a part of modern pop culture, resulting in endless parodies, satires, rumors, and urban legends that grace... [READ MORE]
    The Constitution in Crisis
    The High Crimes of the Bush Administration and a Blueprint for Impeachment
    By House Democratic Judiciary Committee Staff, Foreword by Elizabeth Holtzman, Introduction by John Conyers
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Republican-led Congress has been notoriously slow to investigate the current Republican administration. For that reason, Representative Conyers of Michigan commissioned his staff to put together the report that became The Constitution in Crisis. It chronicles the deceptions, manipulations, and retributions... [READ MORE]
    Gentlemen Volunteers
    The Story of the American Ambulance Drivers in the First World War
    By Arlen J. Hansen, Foreword by George Plimpton
    (Arcade Publishing)
    They left Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, and Stanford to drive ambulances on the French front, and on the killing fields of World War I they learned that war was no place for gentlemen. The tale of the American volunteer ambulance drivers of the First World War is one of gallantry amid gore; manners... [READ MORE]
    Retreat to Victory
    By Julian Thompson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A gripping account, Dunkirk reveals the British Expeditionary Force’s (BEF) brave stand against the German army and the dramatic rescue of 338,000 British troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in the midst of World War II. In May 1940, the small BEF was sent to help the Belgians and French against advancing... [READ MORE]
    Hitler's Gift
    The True Story of the Scientists Expelled by the Nazi Regime
    By Jean Medawar, By David Pyke
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Between 1901 and 1932, Germany won a third of all the Nobel Prizes for science. With Hitler's rise to power and the introduction of racial laws, starting with the exclusion of all Jews from state institutions, Jewish professors were forced to leave their jobs, which closed the door on Germany’s fifty-year... [READ MORE]
    How George Washington Fleeced the Nation
    And Other Little Secrets Airbrushed From History
    By Phil Mason
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Our view of the famous is one-dimensional—leading figures from history are summarized in history textbooks with one or two lines: Churchill the war-time genius, Gandhi the poor ascetic—but nobody is perfect and even the famous have their quirks and hidden secrets. How George Washington Fleeced the Nation... [READ MORE]
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