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  • Hitler and the Habsburgs

    By James Longo

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    Five youthful years in Vienna. It was then and there that Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans. That hatred drove Hitler's rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust.

  • The Battle of Vienna (1683)

    By Various Authors, Narrated by Colin Fluxman

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    The long conflict between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans would finally come to a head in 1683 outside the city of Vienna, the center of Habsburg power in central Europe. It would be no exaggeration to say that Vienna was one of the most important battles not only in the conflict between Islam and Christendom but in the entire history of the world. 

  • Killing the Rising Sun

    By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

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    This book follows the War in the Pacific during WWII. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

    By Donald L. Miller

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    This book covers the story of the 8th Airforce who were stationed in England during World War II.  Nicknamed “Flying coffins” by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, it tells the harrowing story of the men who flew B-17’s, B-24’s and B-25’s during daylight bombing raids over Nazi occupied Europe. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are set to film a TV mini-series titled “The Mighty Eighth” that is based on this book.

  • The Templars: the Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

    By Dan Jones

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    The Templars were founded after the First Crusade. Their mission was to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Those who entered the order took vows of chastity and obedience and followed the rules of the Templar order. They became the most rich and powerful religious order for two centuries until they met a swift and violent end motivated by envy in the early 1300’s.

  • The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters

    By Karl Rove

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    From New York Times bestselling author and political mastermind Karl Rove comes a fresh look at President William McKinley who found a message that healed his nation, pried his party away from its bosses, and extended its reach to forge a governing majority that lasted thirty years. Many of the changes that the country experienced in 1896 match those of today. 

  • The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

    By Ian Davidson

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    In this riveting book, Ian Davidson provides a fresh look at this vital moment in European history. He reveals how it was an immensely complicated and multifaceted revolution, taking place in different places, at different times, and in different spheres; and how subsequently it became weighted with political, social, and moral values.

  • The Vikings: a New History

    By Neil Oliver

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    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their bloodthirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the West and as far as Baghdad in the East.

  • The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior

    By Michael Jones

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    Using contemporary chronicles plus a wide range of documentary material this is a remarkable and inspiring story of one of the greatest warrior-princes of the Middle Ages. An unforgettably vivid portrait of warfare and chivalry in the fourteenth century. As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crecy.

  • Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

    By David W. Blight

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    The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the 19th century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.