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  • The Duel

    The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill & Hitler

    by John Lukacs ...
    This day-by-day account of the maneuvering between Britain and Germany in 1940 is “a wonderful story wonderfully told” (George F. Will, New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner).During the late spring and early summer of 1940, Hitler was poised on the edge of absolute victory, having advanced rapidly through a large part of Europe—and Britain was threatened by imminent invasion ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Gangsters of Capitalism

    Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire

    A groundbreaking journey tracing America’s forgotten path to global power—and how its legacies shape our world today—told through the extraordinary life of a complicated Marine.Smedley Butler was the most celebrated warfighter of his time. Bestselling books were written about him. Hollywood adored him. Wherever the flag went, “The Fighting Quaker” went—serving in nearly every major overseas ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • Killing Rasputin

    The Murder That Ended the Russian Empire

    A look into the life of the so-called “Mad Monk” of Imperial Russia, his murder, and the effects of his death on a dynasty, a people, and a country.Written in three parts, Killing Rasputin begins with a biography that describes how a simple unkempt “holy man” from the wilds of Siberia became a friend of Emperor Nicholas II and his empress, Alexandra, at the most crucial moment in Russian history. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Thomas Telford

    Master Builder of Roads & Canals

    Thomas Telford's life was extraordinary: born in the Lowlands of Scotland, where his father worked as a shepherd, he ended his days as the most revered engineer in the world, known punningly as The Colossus of Roads. He was responsible for some of the great works of the age, such as the suspension bridge across the Menai Straits and the mighty Pontcysyllte aqueduct. He built some of the best roads ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Admirals

    Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Grant

    by Ron Chernow ...
    **The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017“Eminently readable but thick with import . . . Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates*, The Atlantic***Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses S. Grant's life has ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Du Pont Dynasty

    Behind the Nylon Curtain

    by Gerard Colby ...
    series Forbidden Bookshelf #6
    Award-winning journalist Gerard Colby takes readers behind the scenes of one of America’s most powerful and enduring corporations; now with a new introduction by the authorTheir name is everywhere. America’s wealthiest industrial family by far and a vast financial power, the Du Ponts, from their mansions in northern Delaware’s “Chateau Country,” have long been leaders in the relentless drive to ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Stamped from the Beginning

    The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

    The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America -- it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • E.R. Nurses

    True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes

    They save our lives every day, and we’ve never heard their stories. The life-or-death intensity of working on the front lines, from America’s greatest unsung heroes.“The compassion, the work ethic, and the selflessness of nurses … are given the respect they deserve and captured beautifully here.”–Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent, CNN"James Patterson's account of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Battle of Mogadishu

    First Hand Accounts From the Men of Task Force Ranger

    “No matter how skilled the writer of nonfiction, you are always getting the story secondhand. Here’s a chance to go right to the source. . . . These men were there.”–MARK BOWDEN (from the Foreword)It started as a mission to capture a Somali warlord. It turned into a disastrous urban firefight and death-defying rescue operation that shocked the world and rattled a great nation. Now the 1993 battle ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Storm on Our Shores

    One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II

    by Mark Obmascik ...
    This “engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) national bestseller and true “heartbreaking tale of tragedy and redemption” (Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers) reveals how a discovered diary—found during a brutal World War II battle—changed our war-torn society’s perceptions of Japan.May 1943. The Battle of Attu—called “The Forgotten Battle” by World War II veterans—was raging on the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Alone at Dawn

    Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force

    The New York Times bestselling true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of twenty-three comrades-in-arms.In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • If You're Reading This . . .

    Last Letters from the Front Line

    by Siân Price ...
    "In this brilliant and profoundly moving collection of farewell letters written by servicemen and women to their loved ones, Sin Price offers a remarkable insight into the hearts and minds of some of the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the past three hundred years.Each letter provides an enduring snapshot of an impossible moment in time when an individual stares death squarely in the face. Some ... Read more

    $9.59 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Worst Journey in the World

    "The Worst Journey in the World" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard is the epic tale of the disastrous "Winter expedition" of the Author and his two companions- Henry Bowers and Dr Edward Wilson - all members of Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition to the South Pole, who attempted a scientific expedition in the midst of the Antarctic Winter - in the coldest temperatures found on Planet Earth.At the behest ... Read more

    $2.49 USD

  • The Virgin Warrior

    The Life and Death of Joan of Arc

    “A fresh and provocative biography of La Pucelle . . . her transformation from a naive girl to a strong-willed, bold, and gifted captain of war.”—Frederic J. Baumgartner, author of France in the Sixteenth CenturyFrance’s great heroine and England’s great scourge: whether a lunatic, a witch, a religious icon, or a skilled soldier and leader, Joan of Arc’s contemporaries found her as extraordinary ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Unbroken

    A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Black Count

    Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography)

    by Tom Reiss ...
    WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHYGeneral Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar**—**because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Lieutenant Dangerous

    A Vietnam War Memoir

    by Jeff Danziger ...
    **"A must-read war memoir… with zero punches pulled, related by one of the most incisive observers of the American political scene." —KIRKUS (starred review)"Funny, biting, thoughtful and wholly original." —Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They CarriedJeff Danziger, one of the leading political cartoonists of his generation, captures the fear, sorrow, absurdity, and unintended but inevitable ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Last King of Wales

    Gruffudd ap Llywelyn, c. 1013-1063

    Gruffudd ap Llywelyn was a mighty king, yet 1,000 years after his birth he is all but forgotten. In 1055 he led a great army into England, burning Hereford and forcing King Edward the Confessor to seek peace. Gruffudd united Wales and conquered border land that had been in English hands for centuries, turning the Viking threat into a powerful weapon. In 1063, however, he was betrayed and beheaded ... Read more

    $14.29 USD

  • The Last of the 39-ers

    The Extraordinary Wartime Experiences of Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp

    by Sean Feast ...
    The story of the RAF pilot and POW shot down in 1939—including his role in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III—is told in this intimate WWII biography.While on a reconnaissance sortie over Germany in 1939, Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Alfie Fripp was shot down by the Luftwaffe and taken prisoner. The longest-serving British prisoner of war, he was also the last of the surviving “39-ers” ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Blood and Steel 2

    The Wehrmacht Archive: Retreat to the Reich, September to December 1944

    Overwhelmed by the strength of the Allied air and ground forces, following the D-Day landings and subsequent bitter fighting in Normandy, the Germans were compelled to abandon their efforts to hold France and much of the Low Countries and retreat to the Rhine.The Wehrmacht Archive helps reveal the experience of German soldiers and armed forces personnel as they withdrew through a remarkable ... Read more

    $13.69 USD $2.99 USD

  • Bill Lancaster: The Final Verdict

    The Life and Death of an Aviation Pioneer

    by Ralph Barker ...
    Captain William Lancaster was the subject of public attention and controversy during his life as a record-breaking flyer, because of his love affair with Jessie Chubbie Miller (dubbed the Australian Aviatrix) and as the defendant in one of the most sensational murder trials of the twentieth century. His disappearance, which occurred during an attempt to break the London to Cape Town record in 1933 ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • D-Day Plus One

    Shot Down and on the Run in France

    A World War II RAF veteran tells the dramatic story of D-Day, his survival after being shot down by the Germans, and his journey back to Allied lines.The day after D-Day, the most momentous day of the Second World War, Frank Holland was an RAF pilot whose Typhoon aircraft had just been hit by German antiaircraft fire during a low flying attack on a marshaling yard in Normandy.He managed to take ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • An Alien Sky

    The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

    The legendary RAF bomber who survived the infamous Stalag 3 POW camp recounts his WWII experiences in this military memoir.Growing up in Berlin just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power, Andrew Wiseman escaped to Poland with is family when he was thirteen. He later made his way to England where he joined the Royal Air Force, training first as a pilot and then as an air bomber in South Africa. ... Read more

    $2.99 USD