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Southern Gambit: Cornwallis and the British March to Yorktown

Stanley D. M. Carpenter Ph.D · University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In a world rife with conflict and tension, how does a great power prosecute an irregular war at a great distance within the context of a regional struggle, all within a global competitive environment? The question, so pertinent today, was confronted by the British nearly 250 years ago during...
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Countdown to D-Day: The German Perspective

Peter Margaritis · Casemate
Pages: 648
Format: Hardcover

In December 1943, with the rising realization that the Allies are planning to invade Fortress Europe, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is assigned the title of General Inspector for the Atlantic Wall. His mission is to assess their readiness.What he finds disgusts him. The famed Atlantikwall...
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Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy

Francis Gary Powers Jr. · Prometheus Books
Pages: 314
Format: eBook

Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that turned his father into a Cold War icon..One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American...
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Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I

Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic....
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Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

Michael Farquhar · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic and author Michael Farquhar uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery...
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She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

Erica Armstrong Dunbar · 37 Ink
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history - Harriet Tubman - a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.

Harriet Tubman is best known...
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They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans

Galloway, Joseph L. · THOMAS NELSON PUB

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Galloway and coauthor Marvin Wolf bring to life the inspirational stories of Vietnam veterans who returned home from the "lost war" to enrich America's present and future. For decades, the soldiers who served in Vietnam were shunned...
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Afterglow: Reflecting with the Apollo Astronauts on their Missions and Lives

Derek Webber · Curtis Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Twenty-four guys went to the Moon in the late sixties/early seventies. Of them, 12 walked on its surface. Three of them made the journey twice. The author met 20 of the 24 who made the journey, and 11 of the 12 who walked on its surface, and has an archive of transcribed tapes from talks...
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Delaware Bible Records, Volume 1

Donald Odell Virdin · Heritage Books
Pages: 1
Format: Book

These Bibles date mainly from the late 1700's through the early 1900's, and frequently cover three or more generations. In addition to the usual marriage, birth, and death information, newspaper clippings, hand-written notes attached to or written on the pages, and personal letters...
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The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground: A Memoir

Justus Rosenberg · William Morrow
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable World War II memoir set in Nazi-occupied France and filled with romance and adventure: a former Eastern European Jew remembers his flight from the Holocaust and his extraordinary four years in the French underground. Justus Rosenberg, now 98, has taught literature at Bard...
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