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Featured Excerpt: Black Wave

by Kim Ghattas Black Wave is an unprecedented examination of how the modern Middle East unraveled and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979. Check out an excerpt here.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

The Ghosts of Dresden

by Sinclair McKay Sinclair McKay, author of The Fire and the Darkness, discusses one of the most devastating bombing campaigns of WWII and the lingering effects it has had on the city of Dresden.

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Jet Girl: “No Time to Worry”

by Caroline Johnson Caroline Johnson discusses the adrenaline-filled world of flying as she prepares to intercept an Iranian airplane in the latest excerpt from Jet Girl.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Chanel’s Riviera: Fun, Games and the Beginning of Terror

By Anne De Courcy Chanel’s Riviera by Anne de Courcy explores the fascinating world of the Cote d’Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century. Read on for an exclusive excerpt.

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

The Founding Fortunes: Pledging Lives and Fortunes

by Tom Shachtman In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes. Check out an exclusive excerpt here.

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Posted in Early Modern History, Military History

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