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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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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

The Smoking Cobras of WWII—Brazilians Go to War in Italy

by Mary Jo McConahay Of all the fighting units struggling toward the final liberation of Italy, the men of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force are among the most warmly remembered in the towns and villages of the Apuan Alps and the

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

World War II: The Fear and the Freedom

by Keith Lowe The Second World War was not just another crisis—it directly affected more people than any other conflict in history. Over 100 million men and women were mobilized, a figure that easily dwarfs the number who fought in

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Posted in Contemporary History

Eisenhower and the Road to D-Day

by Michael E. Haskew The marshaling and training of the Allied forces that were to strike Hitler’s Fortress Europe on D-Day were collectively a massive undertaking. Airborne exercises took place throughout the winter and spring of 1943–44, including night jumps,

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Posted in Military History

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