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    The Weather Factor
    How Nature Has Changed History
    By Erik Durschmied
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the author of The Hinge Factor comes a thrilling, page-turning series of dramatic historical re-creations revealing how the fate of humankind has often been decided by the uncontrollable, unpredictable power of weather. From the doomed campaigns of the Roman legions and Napoleon to the fate of US... [READ MORE]
    What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't
    A Non-Partisan Guide to the Issues That Matter
    By Jessamyn Conrad
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Now in its second edition, here is one of the first and only issue-based nonpartisan guides to contemporary American politics. It’s a very exciting time in American politics. Voter turnout in primaries and caucuses across the nation has shattered old records. More than ever, in this election year people... [READ MORE]
    Warriors of Disinformation
    How Lies, Videotape, and the USIA Won the Cold War
    By Alvin A. Snyder
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Have you ever thought about what really goes on behind the walls of the White House or the Pentagon? Particularly in times of political upheaval, it often seems that the government and the media work together to keep the voting public confused and distracted. In Warriors of Disinformation, Alvin A. Snyder,... [READ MORE]
    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history... [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]
    Dunkirk
    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]
    People of the First Crusade
    The Truth About the Christian-Muslim War Revealed
    By Michael Foss
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Near the end of the eleventh century, Western Europe was in turmoil, beset by invasions from both north and south, by the breakdown of law and order, and by the laxity and ignorance of the clergy. Searching for a way out of the increasing anarchy, Pope Urban II launched an army of knights and peasants... [READ MORE]
    Galileo's Mistake
    A New Look at the Epic Confrontation between Galileo and the Church
    By Wade Rowland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The modern understanding of the notorious 1633 trial of Galileo is that of Science and Reason persecuted by Ignorance and Superstition—of Galileo as a lonely, courageous freethinker oppressed by a reactionary and anti-intellectual institution fearful of losing its power and influence. But is this an... [READ MORE]
    Spymistress
    The True Story of the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II
    By William Stevenson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    She was beautiful. She was ruthless. She had a steel trap for a mind and a will of iron. Born Vera Maria Rosenberg in Bucharest, she became Vera Atkins, legendary spy and holder of the Legion of Honor. Recruited by William Stevenson—the spymaster who would later come to be known as “Intrepid”—when she... [READ MORE]
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