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Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels
Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels

Andrei Netto · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

In February 2011, Andrei Netto, a reporter for O Estado de São Paulo , one of Brazil's main newspapers, traveled without permission into a region of Libya controlled by the regime, aiming to cover the first armed revolution of the Arab Spring. One of the first foreigners to reveal...
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Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union

Stephen Budiansky · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

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...
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rifles: A History And A-Z Directory Of Rifles From The Medieval Period To The Present Day, Shown In Over 300 Photographs
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rifles: A History And A-Z Directory Of Rifles From The Medieval Period To The Present Day, Shown In Over 300 Photographs

Will Fowler · Southwater; Ill edition
Format: Print book

Explores the historical development of rifles through the centuries and an A-Z visual directory with key specifications for each weapon. ,
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The Last Waltz: The Strauss Dynasty and Vienna
The Last Waltz: The Strauss Dynasty and Vienna

John Suchet · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Captured in a beautiful package, including more than fifty color photographs, The Last Waltz tells the intriguing story of of the Viennese Strauss family known for producing some of the best known, best loved music of the nineteenth century. Johann and Josef Strauss, the Waltz Kings, composed...
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The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

J Kael Weston · Alfred A Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict, The Mirror Test asks that we as a nation look in the mirror and address hard questions about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working...
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Myths and Mysteries of Illinois: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained
Myths and Mysteries of Illinois: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Richard Moreno · Globe Pequot; First edition
Format: Book

This engaging, myth-busting series seeks new explanations for the ghost stories, outlaw tales, haunted places, and unsolved mysteries that shaped a state's identity.
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The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog
The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog

Rien Fertel · Touchstone
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In the spirit of the oral historians who tracked down and told the stories of America's original bluesmen, this is a journey into the southern heartland (the Pork Belt) to discover the last of the great roadside whole hog pitmasters who hold onto the heritage and the secrets of America's...
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Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe
Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe

Michael Neiberg · Basic Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

After Germany's defeat in World War II, Europe lay in tatters. Millions of refugees were dispersed across the continent. Food and fuel were scarce. Britain was bankrupt, while Germany had been reduced to rubble. In July of 1945, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin gathered...
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Scapegoats: Thirteen Victims of Military Injustice
Scapegoats: Thirteen Victims of Military Injustice

Michael Scott · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover

At all costs avoid blame. Such is the creed of dictators and politicians, tycoons and company chairmen, media celebrities, and spin doctors the world over. But what about men at war, where the penalties for errors of judgment can be devastating? History is full of tales of those who have...
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Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

Anthony Tully · Potomac Books Inc.; First edition
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange’s bestselling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation...
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Silence of war : an old marine in a young marine's war
Silence of war : an old marine in a young marine's war

Terry Mcgowan · Berkley Pub Group
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

With a Foreword by Bill O'Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps.Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty....
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Violence All Around
Violence All Around

John Sifton · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

A human rights lawyer travels to hot zones around the globe, before and after the September 11 attacks, to document abuses committed by warlords, terrorist groups, and government counterterrorism forces. Whether reporting on al Qaeda safe houses, the mechanics of the Pentagons smartest...
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