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Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey
Fred Minnick

Potomac Books Inc., 2013

Without women, whiskey may not exist. In   Whiskey Women,   Wall Street Journal -bestselling author Fred Minnick tells the tales of women who have created this industry, from Mesopotamia's first beer brewers and distillers to America's rough-and-tough bootleggers during Prohibition. Women have long distilled, marketed, and owned spirits companies. These strong women built many iconic brands, including Bushmills, Laphroaig, and Maker's Mark. ...
  
  











  



  
George H. W. Bush: Character at the Core
Curt Smith

Potomac Books Inc., 2014

George H. W. Bush ranks among America's most distinguished men of the last century. A war hero, businessman, politician, and the forty-first president of the United States, Bush has spent most of his life dedicated to public service. Curt Smith worked with Bush for more than twenty years, including during his presidency, when Smith wrote more speeches for Bush than anyone else. Smith's exploration of Bush's service includes in-depth narratives ...
  
  











  



  
Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret's Battles from Washington to Afghanistan
Michael G. Waltz

Potomac Books Inc., 2014

Grappling with centuries-old feuds, defeating a shrewd insurgency, and navigating the sometimes paralyzing bureaucracy of the U.S. military are issues that prompt sleepless nights for both policy makers in Washington and soldiers at war, albeit for different reasons. Few, however, have dealt with these issues in the White House situation room and on the front line. Michael G. Waltz has done just that, working as a policy advisor to Vice ...
  
  











  



  
Tales from the Deadball Era: Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and the Wildest Times in Baseball ...
Mark S. Halfon

Potomac Books Inc., 2014

The Deadball Era (1901–1920) is a baseball fan’s dream. Hope and despair, innocence and cynicism, and levity and hostility blended then to create an air of excitement, anticipation, and concern for all who entered the confines of a major league ballpark. Cheating for the sake of victory earned respect, corrupt ballplayers fixed games with impunity, and violence plagued the sport. Spectators stormed the field to attack players and umpires, ...
  
  











  



  
Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis
Dean Oliver

Potomac Books Inc., 2004

Journey "inside the numbers" for an exceptional set of statistical tools and rules that can help explain the winning, or losing, ways of a basketball team. Basketball on Paper doesn’t diagram plays or explain how players get in shape, but instead demonstrates how to interpret player and team performance. Dean Oliver highlights general strategies for teams when they’re winning or losing and what aspects should be the focus in either ...
  
  











  



  
Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement
Stephen Snyder-Hill

Potomac Books Inc., 2014

When “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the official U.S. policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed in September 2011, soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill (then Captain Hill) was serving in Iraq. Having endured years of this policy, which passively encouraged a culture of fear and secrecy for gay soldiers, Snyder-Hill submitted a video to a Republican primary debate held two days after the repeal. In the video he asked for the Republicans’ ...
  
  











  



  
Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway
Jonathan Parshall, Anthony Tully

Potomac Books Inc., 2007

Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange’s bestselling Miracle at Midway , Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, Shattered Sword makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many ...
  
  











  



  
The Forgotten Soldier
Guy Sajer

Potomac Books Inc., 2001

This book recountsthe horror of World War II on the eastern front, as seen through the eyes of a teenaged German soldier. At first an exciting adventure, young Guy Sajer’s war becomes, as the German invasion falters in the icy vastness of the Ukraine, a simple, desperate struggle for survival against cold, hunger, and above all the terrifying Soviet artillery. As a member of the elite Gross Deutschland Division, he fought in all the great ...
  
  











  



  
Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports
Jay M. Smith, Mary Willingham

Potomac Books Inc., 2015

In 2010 allegations of an utterly corrupted academic system for student-athletes emerged from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, home of the legendary Tar Heels. Now, however, the fallout of this scandal—and the continuing spotlight on the failings of college athletics—has made the school ground zero in the debate about how the $16 billion college sports industry operates. Written by UNC professor of history Jay Smith ...
  
  











  



  
Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying
James M. Olson

Potomac Books Inc., 2007

Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America’s first spies, said, “Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.” A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is it really true that any kind of service is permissible for the public good? These ...
  
  











  



  
War of the Flea: The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare
Robert Taber

Potomac Books Inc., 2002

“The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog’s disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with.” With these words, Robert Taber began a revolution in conventional military thought that has dramatically impacted the way armed conflicts have been fought since the book’s initial publication in 1965. Whether ideological, nationalistic, or religious, all ...
  
  











  



  
Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause
Heath Hardage Lee

Potomac Books Inc., 2014

Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero General J.E.B. Stuart during a string of Confederate victories, Winnie's birth was hailed as a blessing by war-weary Southerners. They felt her arrival was a good omen signifying future victory. But after ...
  
  











  



  
Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History
David M. Brown, Michael Wereschagin

Potomac Books Inc., 2012

At 3:17 p.m. on March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak beneath the London Junior-Senior High School in the oil boomtown of New London, Texas, created a lethal mixture of gas and oxygen in the school’s basement. The odorless, colorless gas went undetected until the flip of an electrical switch triggered a colossal blast. The two-story school, one of the nation’s most modern, disintegrated, burying everyone under a vast pile of rubble and debris. ...
  
  











  



  
Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda
Brian Glyn Williams

Potomac Books Inc., 2013

Predators is a riveting introduction to the murky world of Predator and Reaper drones, the CIA’s and U.S. military’s most effective and controversial killing tools. Brian Glyn Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operation—the CIA’s largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam War era—being waged in Pakistan’s ...
  
  











  



  
This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History - Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
T.R. Fehrenbach

Potomac Books Inc., 2001

Updated with maps, photographs, and battlefield diagrams, this special fiftieth anniversary edition of the classic history of the Korean War is a dramatic and hard-hitting account of the conflict written from the perspective of those who fought it. Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based largely on the compelling personal narratives of the small-unit commanders and their troops. Unlike any other work ...
  
  











  



  
Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII
William Putney

Potomac Books Inc., 2003

As a twenty-three-year-old veterinarian, William W. Putney joined the Marine Corps at the height of World War II. He commanded the Third Dog Platoon during the battle for Guam and later served as chief veterinarian and commanding officer of the War Dog Training School, where he helped train former pets for war in the Pacific. After the war, he fought successfully to have USMC war dogs returned to their civilian owners. Always Faithful is ...
  
  











  



  
The Veteran's Survival Guide: How to File and Collect on VA Claims, Second Edition
John D. Roche

Potomac Books Inc., 2006

"Claim denied!" All too often millions of veterans have received this response to their legitimate claims for federal benefits. In most cases, writes veterans' advocate John D. Roche, the claimant didn't understand the procedures needed to meet the myriad requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs. With the appeals process requiring years to resolve disputes, deserving veterans and their dependents are left confused and frustrated by the ...
  
  











  



  
FROM PUSAN TO PANMUNJON (M) (Memories of War)
Paik Sun Yup

Potomac Books Inc., 2007

"From Pusan to Panmunjom" is the candid and revealing wartime memoir of the soldier who, at the age of thirty-two, became South Korea's first four-star general. It brings an unprecedented perspective to a cataclysmic war.
  
  











  



  
Cyberpower and National Security (National Defense University)

Potomac Books Inc., 2009

The cyber domain is undergoing extraordinary changes that present both exceptional opportunities to and major challenges for users of cyberspace. The challenges arise from the malevolent actors who use cyberspace and the many security vulnerabilities that plague this sphere. Exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges will require a balanced body of knowledge on the cyber domain. Cyberpower and National Security assembles a group of ...
  
  











  



  
The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball
Tom M. Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, ...

Potomac Books Inc., 2007

Written by three esteemed baseball statisticians, The Book continues where the legendary Bill James’s Baseball Abstracts and Palmer and Thorn’s The Hidden Game of Baseball left off more than twenty years ago. Continuing in the grand tradition of sabermetrics, the authors provide a revolutionary way to think about baseball with principles that can be applied at every level, from high school to the major leagues. Tom Tango, Mitchel ...
  
  











  








   



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