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Labyrinth of Ice: Behind the Epic Story of the Greely Expedition

In celebration of his new book, Labyrinth of Ice, we talked with author Buddy Levy to learn a little bit more about his research, journey, and what attracted him to this project. The following Q&A is a candid conversation about

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Revolutionary Brothers: “No One Better Situated”

by Tom Chaffin In our third featured excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers, the Continental Army celebrates the French alliance as a twenty-one-year-old Lafayette proves his worth to General Washington.

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Posted in Early Modern History, Military History

Revolutionary Brothers: “To Learn, and Not to Teach”

by Tom Chaffin In Tom Chaffin’s second excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers, the Marquis de Lafayette inspects the Continental Army for the first time in 1777. Although the Army is raggedly dressed and poorly armed, Lafayette acts with grace and humility

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Posted in Early Modern History, Military History

Revolutionary Brothers: “Flattered by the Command”

by Tom Chaffin In the first of five excerpts from Revolutionary Brothers, Tom Chaffin chronicles Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette as they plan a Virginia campaign in 1781.

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Posted in Early Modern History, Military History

Jet Girl: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet

by Caroline Johnson with Hof Williams In the following excerpt from Jet Girl, F/A-18 Weapon Systems Officer Caroline Johnson gives an intense and thrilling account of her first contact with ISIS in Iraq.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

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