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    No Substitute for Victory
    Successful American Military Strategies from the Revolutionary War to the Present Day
    By David Rigby
    (Carrel Books)
    An important look at how America has won its wars in the past and how it can continue winning in the future.Is there a recipe for military success? In No Substitute for Victory, author David Rigby grapples with this issue and determines that, in the case of the United States, there are a number of different... [READ MORE]
    Wellington's Rifles
    The British Light Infantry and Rifle Regiments, 1758–1815
    By Ray Cusick
    (Carrel Books)
    Until now there has not been a serious study of the rifle-armed regiments of the British Army that earned such renown in the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns. Compiled by a former rifleman, Ray Cusick, who has written extensively on the subject, Wellington’s Rifles examines the new rifle regiments,... [READ MORE]
    Sin, Sex & Subversion
    How What Was Taboo in 1950s New York Became America's New Normal
    By David Rosen
    (Carrel Books)
    During the tumultuous 1950s in America, sex was as threatening to the nation’s moral order as communism. New York was the capital of the post–World War II world and the epicenter of a fierce culture war over music, theatre, movies, fashion, and literature, as well as birth control, homosexuality, adolescent... [READ MORE]
    The Safety of the Kingdom
    Government Responses to Subversive Threats
    By J. Michael Martinez
    (Carrel Books)
    The horrendous events of September 11, 2001, heightened awareness of terrorism unlike all but a handful of major catastrophes in American history. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, 9/11 is a date forever enshrined... [READ MORE]
    The Longest Year
    America at War and at Home in 1944
    By Victor Brooks
    (Carrel Books)
    The D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, launched on June 6, 1944, is widely referred to as the longest day of World War Two. Historian Victor Brooks argues that 1944 was, in effect, “the longest year” for Americans of that era, both in terms of United States casualties and in deciding the outcome... [READ MORE]
    Old Sparky
    The Electric Chair and the History of the Death Penalty
    By Anthony Galvin
    (Carrel Books)
    In early 2013, Robert Gleason became the latest victim of the electric chair, a peculiarly American execution method. Shouting Pog mo thin ("Kiss my ass" in Gaelic) he grinned electricity shot through his system. When the current was switched off his body slumped against the leather restraints, and Gleeson,... [READ MORE]
    1941
    The America That Went to War
    By William M. Christie
    (Carrel Books)
    As America approaches the seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, author William M. Christie provides a detailed history of the United States on the eve of World War II. 1941: The America That Went to War presents not only the military events of 1941 and specific areas of interest like... [READ MORE]
    A History of the Pakistan Army
    Wars and Insurrections
    By Brian Cloughley
    (Carrel Books)
    The scope of this study of the Pakistan Army must be wide and in-depth, as the army has played a major part in the country’s history. The author describes Pakistan’s violent internal politics and erratic international relations with a deep knowledge gained through his long association with the country... [READ MORE]
    Ranking the First Ladies
    True Tales and Trivia, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
    By Ian Randal Strock
    (Carrel Books)
    Have you ever wondered about the lives of the Presidential wives? Much attention has been focused on the Presidents, often ignoring the women who accompany them to the White House. Now it’s time we turn the spotlight on the First Ladies, whose lives give fascinating insight into the history of our country.... [READ MORE]
    With Musket & Tomahawk
    The West Point–Hudson Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777
    By Michael O. Logusz
    (Carrel Books)
    In this third volume of Michael Logusz’s epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army’s southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of assisting a much larger British Army that is threatened to the north... [READ MORE]
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