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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

Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter

by Robert Hutton Get a sneak peek at Agent Jack, in which Robert Hutton brings to light the never-before-told story of Eric Roberts, who infiltrated a network of Nazi sympathizers in Great Britain in order to protect the country from

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

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