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AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE AND THE MEN OF FRANCE AND SPAIN WHO SAVED IT
Written by LARRIE D. FERREIRO

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 11/15/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87524-7

Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History

Winner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2016 Book of the Year Award


The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England.

   
In this groundbreaking, revisionist history, Larrie Ferreiro shows that at the time the first shots were fired at...

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NSA'S CODEBREAKERS AND THE SECRET INTELLIGENCE WAR AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION
Written by STEPHEN BUDIANSKY

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-35266-6

A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous “cult of silence” has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades 
 
The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the...

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AMERICAN WARRIOR
Written by ARTHUR HERMAN

Format: Hardcover, 960 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 06/14/2016

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99488-9

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation’s great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim—from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill

Douglas MacArthur was arguably the last American public figure to be worshipped unreservedly as a national hero, the last military figure to conjure up the romantic stirrings once evoked by George Armstrong Custer and Robert E. Lee. But...

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THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF GREEN BERET SERGEANT ROY BENAVIDEZ'S HEROIC MISSION TO RESCUE A SPECIAL FORCES TEAM CAUGHT BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Written by ERIC BLEHM

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 04/26/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13953-3

The unforgettable account and courageous actions of the U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines.
 
In Legend, acclaimed bestselling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War, as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A twelve-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral...

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WITNESSING WATERLOO
Written by DAVID CRANE

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74189-9

In these pages, acclaimed historian David Crane gives us an astonishing, intimate snapshot of the people and places surrounding the battle that changed the course of world history. Switching perspectives between Britain and Belgium, prison and palace, poet and pauper, husband and wife, Went the Day Well? offers a highly original view of Waterloo, showing how the battle was not only a military landmark, but also a cultural watershed that drew the line between the rural, reactionary age of the...

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Written by ANDREW J. BACEVICH

Format: Hardcover, 480 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-39393-4

Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades.

From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country’s most respected voices on...

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TWO COLD WARS AND A THIRTY-YEAR JOURNEY THROUGH ROMANIA AND BEYOND
Written by ROBERT D. KAPLAN

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99681-4

From the New York Times bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe’s frontier countries—and a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe’s fate in the postmodern age.

Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and the country was a bleak Communist backwater. It was one of the darkest corners of Europe, but few Westerners...

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INVESTIGATING AMERICA'S HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS
Written by PETER BERGEN

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 02/02/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-13954-0

A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present
 
Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight abroad: an American was among those who planned the attacks in Mumbai, and more than eighty U.S. citizens have been charged with ISIS-related crimes. Others have acted on American soil, as with the attacks at Fort...

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WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROMISED LAND
Written by DAVID K. SHIPLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44751-4

The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews

In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism.

Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler...

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AN EPIC STORY OF HEROISM, FRIENDSHIP, AND SACRIFICE
Written by ADAM MAKOS

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17658-3

For readers of Unbroken comes an unforgettable tale of courage from America’s “forgotten war” in Korea, by the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call.

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi,...

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A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD
Written by LINCOLN PAINE

Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $22.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97035-5

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of the sea—revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. The Sea and Civilization is a mesmerizing, rhapsodic narrative of maritime enterprise, from the origins of long-distance migration...

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Written by MIRON BIALOSZEWSKI
Translator MADELINE G. LEVINE

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17665-8

On August 1, 1944, Miron Białoszewski, later to gain renown as one of Poland’s most innovative poets, went out to run an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism. Sixty-three days later it came to a tragic end. The Nazis suppressed the insurgents ruthlessly, reducing Warsaw to rubble while slaughtering some 200,000 people,...

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