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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence (B...
by , Martin Dugard

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English

Pages

333

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September 19, 2017

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<p><b>The Revolutionary War as never told before.</b></p><p>The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation’s history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, <i>Killing England</i> chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O’Reilly and Dugard recreate the war’s landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the “Swamp Fox” Frances Marion. A must read, <i>Killing England</i> reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.</p>
Europa Sun Issue 2: December 2017
by Carolyn Emerick

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English

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December 14, 2017

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The second issue of Europa Sun has landed with a bang! While we were very proud of our debut, we dare say that Issue 2 might have even superseded it! <br /><br />This issue bursts with impassioned love for European ethnic-heritage and makes no bones about it. Our writers share their love of the history and culture of their heritage in cogent and illuminating ways. We explore history both ancient and more recent. Our authors elucidate on issues we face as a culture today while placing it in historical context. <br /><br />We discuss faith from multiple perspectives as to how it pertains to our cultural identity. This issue includes both Christian and pagan writers, including one writer who explains why as a Christian he gets so much value from European native mythos. Another writer explains how Christianity is intertwined with ethnic nationalism for Eastern Europeans. The editor discusses the unbroken survival of European Native Faith, while yet another contributor discusses the shared history and need to come together between Christians and European pagans as we face a common enemy who threatens the culture we both love. <br /><br />But, this issue is not overpowered by religious discussion! We've got explorers, warriors, kings, and lost tribes! In fact, it wasn't intentional, but this issue is jam packed with masculine energy! While, this was not the editor's planned intention, she is not sorry for its happenstance. In a world where Marxist distortion pervades our media and education today and perverts the mainstream view of history, Europa Sun is more than happy to stand up for white Western men and boldly assert that we have a history to be PROUD of!
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought a...
by Victor Davis Hanson

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English

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721

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b><br />A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian</b><br /><br />World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya.<br /><br /><i>The Second World Wars </i>examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.<br /><br />An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, <i>The Second World Wars</i> offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.<br /><br /><br />
The World’s Most Notorious Secret Societies: The Histories and ...
by Charles River Editors

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English

Pages

221

Publication Date

December 10, 2017

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*Includes pictures<br />*Includes contemporary accounts explaining the inner workings of the groups<br />*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading<br /><br />For decades, parodies featuring ominous, mysterious cults have been a favorite gag in pop culture. These fraternal brothers are often depicted in some type of underground lair, dressed in extravagant ceremonial robes with their faces hidden in their hoods, seated around a long table brimming with Gothic chalices, skulls, and glittering dark treasure. Flicks on the more morbid side might even show choppy, flashing imagery of blood, torture, and sacrifices.<br /><br />Like all art, creativity is sparked by a source of inspiration, and one of the most widely recognized muses of these kinds of scenes is none other than the Freemasons. This ancient society, descended from the ancient culture of stonemasonry, is said to possess the deepest, darkest, and most inexplicable truths of the universe. They are said to possess mystical powers like no other – maybe even magic. But does this stigma against the brotherhood have any merit, or are they simply just severely misunderstood?<br /><br />As many are aware, Freemasons have been around for many centuries. The Renaissance, which came into full bloom between the 14th and 16th centuries, saw a burst in creativity and advancement in an array of art forms throughout Europe. Stonemason guilds rode the changing tides; no longer did incoming apprentices have to be restricted by trade. A great portion of these new apprentices were artists and free thinkers, but still vowed to adhere to traditional stone-cutter culture. This new breed of masons separated from the orthodox “operative” masonry, and began to foster what became known as “speculative” masonry. <br /><br />Of the countless secret societies that have risen and fallen since the dawn of time, none could come close to touching the notoriety of the Illuminati. Particularly in recent years, the legendary order has starred in thousands upon thousands of books, articles, documentaries, movies, music, internet memes, and other mediums of entertainment. They are one of the chief targets for conspiracy connoisseurs, and the supposed masters of symbolic subliminal messages hidden in the media. <br /><br />Regardless of the veracity behind any of the conspiracy theories, there can be no denying the profound impact of the group over the past few centuries. Even those who find nothing untoward in the history of the Illuminati understand the importance of the society’s mystique, from its origins in Bavaria to its founder, Adam Weishaupt, along with those who carried the society to its peak. Without question, there have been an endless number of conspiracy theories surrounding the Illuminati that have long had the world buzzing, a trend that continues on to this very day.<br /><br />Early Europe saw a sudden burst of Gnostic and mystical religions and organizations, each with their own take on the true path to enlightenment. Conflicts that arose within the Catholic Church and other Christian communities only encouraged the growing wave of dissenters. In the 17th century, intrigued Parisians learned about one of these unconventional groups – perhaps the most prestigious of all these secret schools. This was the Fraternity of the Rose Cross, a brotherhood of Rosicrucians founded by Christian Rosenkreutz.<br /><br />Like the Illuminati, the Rosicrucians are a legendary order that has been featured in thousands upon thousands of books, articles, documentaries, movies, music, internet memes, and other mediums of entertainment. They are one of the chief targets for conspiracy connoisseurs, and the supposed masters of symbolic subliminal messages hidden in the media. Regardless of the veracity behind any of the conspiracy theories, there can be no denying the profound impact of the group over the past few centuries. Even those who find nothing untoward in the history of the Rosicrucians understand the society’s mystique.
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
by Douglas Murray

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

May 04, 2017

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<b>The <i>Sunday Times </i>number one bestseller</b><br /><i><i><br /></i>The Strange Death of Europe </i>is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. <br /> <br />Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent's death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.
Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink
by Anthony McCarten

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English

Pages

347

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p>From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of <em>The Theory of Everything</em> comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister—soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman.</p><p><strong>“He was speaking to the nation, the world, and indeed to history...”<u5:p></u5:p></strong></p><p><u5:p></u5:p> May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away.<u5:p></u5:p></p><p><u5:p></u5:p> Just days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror—as well as a skeptical King, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people?<u5:p></u5:p></p><p><u5:p></u5:p> In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how an often uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated Bafta-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how he practiced and re-wrote his key speeches, from ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat’ to ‘We shall fight on the beaches’; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, and his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how 25 days helped make one man an icon.<u5:p></u5:p></p><p><u5:p></u5:p> Using new archive material, McCarten reveals the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It’s a scarier—and more human—story than has ever been told.<u5:p></u5:p></p><p><u5:p> <strong>“McCarten's pulse-pounding narrative transports the reader to those springtime weeks in 1940 when the fate of the world rested on the shoulders of Winston Churchill. A true story thrillingly told. Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable.”</strong><strong>—Michael F. Bishop, Executive Director of the International Churchill Society</strong><u5:p></u5:p></p><u5:p></u5:p></u5:p>
The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic...
by Neal Bascomb

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English

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322

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May 03, 2016

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<DIV><B>“Riveting and poignant . . . <I>The Winter Fortress</I> metamorphoses from engrossing history into a smashing thriller . . . Mr. Bascomb’s research and, especially, his storytelling skills are first-rate.”—<I>The Wall Street Journal</I><BR /><BR /> “Weaving together his typically intense research and a riveting narrative, Neal Bascomb’s <I>The Winter Fortress</I> is a spellbinding piece of historical writing.” — Martin Dugard, author of <I>Into Africa</I> and co-author of the Killing series<BR />  </B><BR /> In 1942, the Nazis were racing to complete the first atomic bomb. All they needed was a single, incredibly rare ingredient: heavy water, which was produced solely at Norway’s Vemork plant. Under threat of death, Vemork’s engineers pushed production into overdrive. If the Allies could not destroy the plant, they feared the Nazis would soon be in possession of the most dangerous weapon the world had ever seen. But how would the Allied forces reach the castle fortress, set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on earth?<BR /><BR /> Based on a trove of top-secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, <I>The Winter Fortress</I> is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skis, perilous survival in the wild, Gestapo manhunts, and a last-minute operation that would alter the course of the war.<BR />  <BR /><B>“A taut and peerlessly told adventure story full of thrills, derring-do and heart-stopping tension.” — <I>Seattle Times</I><BR />  <BR /> “Told with both historical and scientific accuracy . . . this book has rocketed into my pantheon of the top suspense-filled stories about [World War II], along with <I>The 900 Days</I> and <I>The Colditz Story</I>.” — Ethan Siegel, <I>Forbes</I></B><DIV><DIV><DIV> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the ...
by Thomas Asbridge

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English

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481

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December 02, 2014

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<p>A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.</p><p>Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one of England’s most celebrated knights. Thomas Asbridge’s rousing narrative chronicles William’s rise, using his life as a prism to view the origins, experiences, and influence of the knight in British history.</p><p>In William’s day, the brutish realities of war and politics collided with romanticized myths about an Arthurian “golden age,” giving rise to a new chivalric ideal. Asbridge details the training rituals, weaponry, and battle tactics of knighthood, and explores the codes of chivalry and courtliness that shaped their daily lives. These skills were essential to survive one of the most turbulent periods in English history—an era of striking transformation, as the West emerged from the Dark Ages.</p><p>A leading retainer of five English kings, Marshal served the great figures of this age, from Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his infamous brother John, and was involved in some of the most critical phases of medieval history, from the Magna Carta to the survival of the Angevin/Plantagenet dynasty. Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages.</p><p><em>The Greatest Knight</em> features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations.</p>
Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine
by Anne Applebaum

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>AN <i>ECONOMIST</i> BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR<br /><br />From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>Gulag</i> and the National Book Award finalist <i>Iron Curtain</i>, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today</b><br /><br />In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In <i>Red Famine</i>, Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because the state deliberately set out to kill them.<br /><br />Applebaum proves what has long been suspected: after a series of rebellions unsettled the province, Stalin set out to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry. The state sealed the republic’s borders and seized all available food. Starvation set in rapidly, and people ate anything: grass, tree bark, dogs, corpses. In some cases, they killed one another for food. Devastating and definitive, <i>Red Famine</i> captures the horror of ordinary people struggling to survive extraordinary evil.<br /><br />Today, Russia, the successor to the Soviet Union, has placed Ukrainian independence in its sights once more. Applebaum’s compulsively readable narrative recalls one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century, and shows how it may foreshadow a new threat to the political order in the twenty-first.
The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti...
by Paul Kix

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<p><strong>In the tradition of <em>Agent Zigzag</em> comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II—Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur—and his daring exploits as a <em>résistant </em>trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive.</strong></p><p>A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat—cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands—from the officers of Special Operations Executive, the collection of British spies, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with tactics that earned it notoriety as the “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germans’ war-time missions, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucald withstood months of torture without cracking, and escaped his own death, not once but twice.</p><p><em>The Saboteur </em>recounts La Rochefoucauld’s enthralling adventures, from jumping from a moving truck on his way to his execution to stealing Nazi limos to dressing up in a nun’s habit—one of his many disguises and impersonations. Whatever the mission, whatever the dire circumstance, La Rochefoucauld acquitted himself nobly, with the straight-back aplomb of a man of aristocratic breeding: James Bond before Ian Fleming conjured him.</p><p>More than just a fast-paced, true thriller, <em>The Saboteur</em> is also a deep dive into an endlessly fascinating historical moment, telling the untold story of a network of commandos that battled evil, bravely worked to change the course of history, and inspired the creation of America’s own Central Intelligence Agency. </p>

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