During the middle of the 19th-Century, Britain and China would twice go to war over trade, and in particular the trade in opium. The Chinese people had progressively become addicted to the narcotic, a habit that British merchants were more than happy to feed from their opium-poppy fields in India.
Adolf Hitler: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works captures Hitler's life, his works, and his legacy. The volume features a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and a cross-reference dictionary section that includes entries on people, places, and events related to him.
William R. Keylor traces the complicated and often conflictual relationships between Charles de Gaulle and the six US presidents with whom he interacted. Deeply researched and elegantly written, the book moves from FDR's stubborn refusal to recognize the leader of Free France to Richard Nixon's embrace of the founder of France's Fifth Republic.
Warfighter is the story of Col. Jesse L. Johnson, US Army (Ret.), one of the most decorated living Americans. His 40-year Army career spans the intense years of Vietnam, the 1980 Delta Force Eagle Claw mission in the Arabian desert, Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and beyond. Col. Johnson was Gen. Schwarzkopf's chief deputy during the Gulf War. ......
The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Libera
William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, ......
Barely two months after leaving the Eastern Front, Michael Wittmann and the Leibstandarte found themselves in Normandy facing the Allied invasion in June 1944. A week after D-Day, Wittmann achieved his greatest success, single-handedly destroying more than a dozen British tanks and preventing an enemy breakthrough near Villers Bocage.