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The Illustrated History of Guns

by Chuck Wills & Robert Lindley Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

See the history of civilization through the world's most deadly and fascinating firearms!

The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating...

The Real Hornblower

by Bryan Perrett Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

First published in 1997, The Real Hornblower offers a comprehensive and engaging account of the life and times of this great naval Admiral. Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began...

Warlords of Ancient Mexico

by Peter G. Tsouras Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico.

More than thirteen centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico....

The Book of the Sword

by Richard Francis Burton Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

"The history of the sword," the author writes in his introduction, "is the history of humanity." For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image...


by Tennent H. Bagley & Edward Jay Epstein Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Tennent Bagley's Spymaster is the single most revealing book about espionage to emerge from the Cold War." Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA

From the dark...

War Is a Racket

by Smedley Darlington Butler & Jesse Ventura Skyhorse (October 01, 2013)

War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired US Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Darlington Butler. In these works, Butler frankly discusses...

U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (August 13, 2013)

This handbook is perfect for those interested in joining the army as well as for those who merely want to learn how to shoot combat pistols. The U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook (FM 3-23.35) reflects...

U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (August 01, 2010)

Military demolitions are the destruction by fire, water, explosive, and mechanical means of areas, structures, facilities, or materials to accomplish a military objective. The U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions...

Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Combat Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Jay McCullough Skyhorse (July 07, 2010)

Here for the first time in one place is everything you need to know about modern military combat. Drawn from dozens of the U.S. Army’s well-written field manuals on every conceivable aspect of conducting combat...

Small Wars Manual

by United States Marine Corps. Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

Originally published in 1940 by the U.S. Marine Corps, this book examines the practical and philosophical aspects of low-intensity conflicts, which were then referred to as ‘Small Wars.’ This is one of the...

U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, and Recovery

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (September 17, 2008)

Compiled from the most relevant and important survival information offered by current U.S. Army personnel, and proved by past experience, this handy and concise guide will equip readers to survive in life-threatening...

U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2010-2011

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (April 07, 2010)

From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology...

U.S. Navy Fundamentals of War Gaming

by Francis J. McHugh Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

The classic text, U.S. Navy Fundamentals of War Gaming, provides an in-depth introduction to the basics of military gaming and offers historical insights into the development of war gaming methodologies. It...

U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2013-2014

by Department of the Army Skyhorse (January 23, 2012)

The U.S. Department of the Army is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and authors The Soldier's Guide, The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand...

War's End

by Charles W. Sweeney, James A. Antonucci & Marion K. Antonucci Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first...

Resurgent Russia

by R. Reed Anderson, Patrick J. Ellis, Antonio M. Paz & Kyle A. Reed et al. Skyhorse (November 21, 2017)

Relations between the United States and Russia have recently escalated from strained to outright aggressive. From imperial expansion in Ukraine to intervention in Syria to Russian hacking during the US election...

Escort Pilot

by Philip Kaplan & Andy Saunders Skyhorse (May 16, 2017)

Spitfire, Mustang, Lightning, Thunderbolt in the darkest days of World War II, these legendary fighters escorted lumbering heavy bombers over enemy territory, providing protection, drawing cover, and taking...

With Wings As Eagles

by Philip Kaplan Skyhorse (March 07, 2017)

Beginning in 1942, the Eighth Air Force began a precision bombing raid offensive deep into Nazi Germany, embarking from bases in rural England. Nearly 350,000 Americans were transplanted to English soil, joining...

The Crowd Pleasers

by Pete Fusco Skyhorse (January 02, 2018)

An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation’s most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new...


by Rupert Matthews Skyhorse (July 03, 2018)

A comprehensive examination of Hitler’s military strategies.

As Führer of the Third Reich, Hitler was responsible for deciding the German war aims in 1939. As head of the Armed Forces from February 4th, 1938,...

German Secret Weapons of World War II

by Ian V. Hogg Skyhorse (April 12, 2016)

Hitler's regime was notorious for its many experiments and its various secret ploys, weapons, and technological developments. But typically, the term secret German weapons" only turns up images of the V-1 and...

The Luftwaffe Fighter Force

by Adolf Galland & David C. Isby Skyhorse (August 16, 2016)

The Luftwaffe was the official Nazi air force during World War II and The Luftwaffe Fighter Force features thirty-four accounts of its missions given by pilots and members of its flight crews. Stories included...

Hunting Hitler

by Jerome R. Corsi Skyhorse (June 20, 2017)

In 2009, three US professors with access to Adolf Hitler's alleged remains startled the world with scientific DNA proof that the skull and bones that Russia had claimed since the end of World War II were Hitler's...

Tide of War

by David R. Petriello Skyhorse (January 16, 2018)

The first comprehensive look at nature’s role on military history. Halley’s Comet helped to announce the fall of the Shang Dynasty in China, a solar eclipse frightened the Macedonian army enough at Pydna...

Nazi Spymaster

by Michael Mueller Skyhorse (June 13, 2017)

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was the head of the Abwehr?Hitler's intelligence service?from 1935 to 1944. Initially a supporter of Hitler, Canaris came to vigorously oppose his policies and practices and worked secretly...

Beachhead Assault

by David Lee Skyhorse (July 11, 2017)

The Royal Naval Commandos had one of the most dangerous and the most important tasks of any in World War II - they were first on to the invasion beaches and they were the last to leave. Formed in 1941 as the...

Lone Eagle

by Philip Kaplan Skyhorse (May 16, 2017)

Take someone with superior intelligence, unusual strength, perfect vision, catlike reflexes, exceptional marksmanship, and nerves of steel and you just might have what it takes. The fighter pilot had total control...

Famous First Flights

by Lowell Thomas, Richard Garriott & Owen Garriott Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

Within this classic volume are the tales, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs behind some of the most spectacular and break-taking aerodynamic feats of early twentieth century aviation. Recounted firsthand from...

Captain McCrea's War

by John L. McCrea, Julia C. Tobey & Craig Symonds Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a Battleship

Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments,...

From Baghdad to America

by Jay Kopelman Skyhorse (February 06, 2010)

Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman won the hearts of readers everywhere with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava from a hellish corner of Iraq. He opened the door for other soldiers to bring...

The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook

by Don Mann & Ralph Pezzullo Skyhorse (August 01, 2012)

As the elite of the military elite, U.S. Navy SEALs know that they can be deployed anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, they might find themselves...

The Titanic

by Wyn Craig Wade & Barbara Wade Skyhorse (March 21, 2012)

In this centennial edition of the definitive book on the Titanic, new findings, photos, and interviews shed light on the world’s most famous marine disaster for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking....

Terror of the Autumn Skies

by Blaine Pardoe Skyhorse (July 01, 2008)

Frank Luke, Jr. was an unlikely pilot. In the Great War, when fliers were still knights of the air," Luke was an ungallant lonera kid from Arizona who collected tarantulas, shot buzzards, and boxed miners. But...

Restoring Valor

by Doug Sterner, Pam Sterner & Michael Mink Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

Terrific read. Stories of stolen valor you won't believe, and those who hunt them down and participated in writing legislation to restore dignity to all those who have truly served in combat." Peter C. Lemon,...

A Sniper's Conflict

by Monty B Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

"I could make out the head and shoulders of the insurgent as he was firing in the prone position. I aimed for the centre area . . . removed the safety catch and held that point of aim. Then I slowly and deliberately...

Before Topgun Days

by Dave Baranek Skyhorse (March 15, 2016)

Becoming the best doesn't happen overnight; you've got to work for it.

Before becoming an instructor in the Navy's Topgun program, Dave Bio" Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college,...

The Battle of Barrosa

by John Grehan & Martin Mace Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

By the winter of 181011, the armies of Napoleon had overrun most of Spain and Joseph Bonaparte sat on the throne in Madrid. But the Spanish Government had found refuge in the fortress-port of Cadiz and the Spaniards...

Heroes Beneath the Waves

by Mary Nida Smith Skyhorse (November 17, 2015)

The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea.

In Heroes Beneath the Waves, many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences,...

The Wounds Within

by Mark I. Nickerson & Joshua S. Goldstein Skyhorse (January 06, 2015)

As America's longest wars end, hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Wounds Within follows the iconic case of Marine Lance Corporal Jeff...

Girl at Sea

by Joanna Sprtel Walters Skyhorse (September 22, 2015)

A Naval officer's memoir about finding one's voice.

Women have bravely served in the U.S. Navy for nearly a century, but they have only been allowed to serve in combat roles for the last twenty-five years. When...

Once a Hussar

by Ray Ellis Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this well-written, candid, and perceptive memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years...

Disasters at Sea

by Liz Mechem Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time!

Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed...

Kiss the Boys Goodbye

by Monika Jensen-Stevenson & William Stevenson Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government.

For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular:...


by John Walter Skyhorse (February 13, 2018)

The distinctive look of the Luger and its role in German military history make it the world’s most famous handgun. In Luger, renowned gun expert John Walter traces the history of this semiautomatic pistol...

Great Hunting Rifles

by Terry Wieland & Jim Carmichel Skyhorse (November 19, 2019)

In Great Hunting Rifles, firearms expert Terry Wieland leads the reader on a journey through the history of some of the most exquisite rifles made in the twentieth century.

The rifles featured in the book, all...

The Armed Forces Officer

by Albert C. Pierce & Richard Swain Skyhorse (October 22, 2019)

This newest edition of the classic guide for military officers is a necessity given the volatility of our current political climate.

The Armed Forces Officer is much more than a how-to guide for military officers....

The Canaris Conspiracy

by Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel Skyhorse (March 26, 2019)

July 20, 1944. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg carried a time bomb in a briefcase into a conference with Adolf Hitler. After wedging the briefcase directly in front of Hitler under a table, Stauffenberg took...

Surviving the Apocalypse

by N. E. MacDougald Skyhorse (October 29, 2019)

The Apocalypse could arrive at any moment, but with Surviving the Apocalypse, you'll be well-prepared and well-trained enough to survive any disaster—even the end of the world as we know it.

Being prepared...

The Vikings and Their Enemies

by Philip Line Skyhorse (June 02, 2015)

A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors.

The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the eleventh centuries, they ranged across Europeraiding, exploring,...

The Golden Age of Piracy

by Benerson Little Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate...