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  • Navy SEAL Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century

    Glen Doherty, Brandon Webb, Chris Kyle, Don Mann

    eBook (Skyhorse, March 8, 2013)
    The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. Snipers must be able to apply the craft in an urban environment or alone on a hostile mountain top with equal effectiveness. Today’s sniper must not just leverage technological advances but also have the foreknowledge to select the best rifle and gear for the mission. Increasingly, he must have the mental toughness to adapt to a constantly changing environment, gather intelligence, and truly act as a force multiplier.In this comprehensive look through the eyes of former Navy SEAL sniper instructor Brandon Webb and fellow Navy SEAL snipers Chris Kyle and Glen Doherty, the authors reveal not just the fundamentals of marksmanship but also the science of shooting, stalking, and camouflage and how technological advances have changed the training and increased the effectiveness of the modern sniper. Including maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, this updated edition also goes into detail on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of weapons and optics. From the basics like compensating for wind and bullet drop, to camouflage and placing yourself or your team in the best position to take a photo or pull a trigger, Webb and Doherty cover the critical elements that comprise the twenty-first century sniper.
  • A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings

    Dr. William H. Reid MD MPH

    eBook (Skyhorse, July 24, 2018)
    James Holmes killed or wounded seventy people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Only one man was allowed to record extensive interviews with the shooter. This is what he found. On July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, a man in dark body armor and a gas mask entered a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises with a tactical shotgun, a high-capacity assault rifle, and a sidearm. He threw a canister of tear gas into the crowd and began firing. Soon twelve were dead and fifty-eight were wounded; young children and pregnant women were among them. The man was found calmly waiting at his car. He was detained without resistance.Unlike the Columbine, Newtown, San Bernadino, and Las Vegas shootings, James Holmes is unique among mass shooters in his willingness to be taken into custody alive. In the court case that followed, only Dr. William H. Reid, a distinguished forensic psychiatrist, would be allowed to record interviews with the defendant. Reid would read Holmes’ diary, investigate his phone calls and text messages, interview his family and acquaintances, speak to his victims, and review tens of thousands of pages of evidence and court testimony in an attempt to understand how a happy, seemingly normal child could become a killer.A Dark Night in Aurora uses the twenty-three hours of unredacted interview transcripts never seen by the public and Reid’s research to bring the reader inside the mind of a mass murderer. The result is chilling, gripping study of abnormal psychology and how a lovely boy named Jimmy became a killer.
  • Knitting for Kids: Over 40 Patterns for Sweaters, Dresses, Hats, Socks, and More for Your Kids

    Paula Hammerskog, Eva Wincent

    eBook (Skyhorse, July 16, 2012)
    Knitting for Kids is the one-stop guide for knitting a wide variety of clothing and accessories for your children in an economical way. With a range of modern to classic attire, your children are sure to be the talk of the playground—and you’ll feel proud of your amazing knitting skills! With over forty patterns to follow, anyone can pick up a pair of knitting needles, grab a ball of yarn, and whip up a whole new baby or child’s wardrobe in no time.If you are attending a baby shower, you don’t need to buy an expensive gift. Just follow the simple pattern inside and create the perfect booties or blanket. Or what if your son needs a new scarf? Why don’t you choose his favorite colors and make him one he’s sure to wear with pride? Following the step-by-step photos and instructions, you can now knit your favorite niece a beautiful dress with matching hat, or dress up your newborn grandchild with a handsome cardigan. With seventy full-color photos and patterns, creating an adorable (and affordable) sweater or a fun pair of socks for that special child in your life will be a breeze!
  • Unicorn Food: Rainbow Treats and Colorful Creations to Enjoy and Admire

    Cayla Gallagher

    Hardcover (Skyhorse, May 22, 2018)
    Make any party extra sparkly and colorful with unforgettable flavor and color combinations that are out of this world. Over cakes, cookies, and treats!To maintain their magical glow, unicorns must stick to a diet of sugar, sparkle, and everything rainbow! Take a peek into their mythical world with this cookbook—filled with colorful cakes, cookies, and fantastical treats. Learn how to turn everyday desserts into rainbow delights and add a whimsical touch to your table.Unicorn Food features a variety of techniques to add color to your treats. Imagine:Cakes with unique, multicolored layersThe ultimate glittery doughnutRainbow champagneCupcakes that have rainbows bursting out from the center!Not only will readers create beautiful desserts, they’ll also acquire a fresh set of baking skills. The easy-to-follow instructions and tips ensure that both novice and expert bakers achieve perfect results every time—you’ll learn how to bake the perfect vanilla cake with buttercream, then transform it into a rainbow! These recipes use classic techniques and ingredients, creating a delicious base for readers to experiment with and to create beautiful, unicorn-approved results.Make any party extra special and prepare to be inspired and for your tummy to rumble. Vibrant photography and simple recipes combine to create a magical reading and baking experience!
  • Adult Coloring Book: Relax

    Adult Coloring Books

    Paperback (Skyhorse, Dec. 8, 2015)
    Everyone needs a little “me time” every once in a while. What better way is there to relax and unwind than by coloring these meditative designs? Elegant abstract patterns and entrancing mandalas await you in these pages. It’s time to de-stress and do something nice for yourself—and your brain. Part of the Peaceful Adult Coloring Book Series, this coloring book is designed with your sanity in mind. Coloring has been proven to be beneficial for adults, creating an escape from the everyday while entertaining your imagination. Your inner artist will be brought to the surface as you visualize the endless possibilities for these enchanting designs. Intricate swirls and captivating patterns adorn pages and pages of mandalas, art nouveau–inspired tiles, and other beautiful creations. As you contemplate each design, let your imagination wander over the infinite combinations of colors and approaches. Invest your energies in the tranquility of coloring, and enjoy the serenity that follows. In this book, you’ll find:An introduction on the cognitive benefits of coloringThirty-seven black-and-white designs for you to colorPalette grids to help you envision your color combinationsPerforated pages so your finished artwork can be removed and displayedHandpicked for their soothing qualities and intricate details, the designs in this coloring book will transport you to a realm of peaceful relaxation. Whether you’re resting at home or taking a break at work, these pages are sure to provide hours of meditative distraction. Gather your colored pencils, or whatever medium you prefer, and color to your heart’s content.
  • The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed

    Jay Margolis, Richard Buskin

    Paperback (Skyhorse, Sept. 20, 2016)
    The New York Times Bestseller Accepted into The National Press Club Marilyn Monroe died under suspicious circumstances on the night of August 4, 1962. Now, New York Times bestselling authors Jay Margolis and Richard Buskin finally lay to rest more than fifty years of wild speculation and misguided assertions by actually naming the screen goddess's killer. At the same time, they use the testimony of eyewitnesses to describe exactly what took place inside her house on Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood, California.Implicating Bobby Kennedy in the commission of Monroe's murder, this is the first book to name the LAPD officers who accompanied the attorney general to her home, provide details about how the Kennedys used bribes to silence one of the ambulance drivers, and specify how the subsequent cover-up was aided by a noted pathologist's outrageous lies. It also exposes the third gunman in the kitchen pantry who delivered the fatal bullet to the back of RFK's head - and the third gunman's female accomplice who, until now, has only been known to the LAPD and the FBI as "the girl in the polka-dot dress."
  • The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great

    Jason Manheim

    Hardcover (Skyhorse, Feb. 14, 2012)
    Over 250,000 sold! One juice or smoothie a day—made from green vegetables such as kale, cucumber, celery, and spinach—works wonders for organ health, immune system strength, and weight loss.Now the founder of heathygreendrink.com offers a persuasive argument for adding a green drink to your day, as well as recipes for dozens of different variations.Why drink green?Green leafy vegetables are extremely alkaline and great for lowering your blood pH and remedying many common ailments and diseases.By juicing or blending the vegetables into a delicious smoothie, you can enjoy the goodness of many more cups of greens that you could possibly eat in one sitting.The juicing process also breaks down or removes the fibers of the plants so their nutrients are able to get into your system quicker.The “green drink” approach offers dieters the chance to add something rather than take it away, without guilt.A cleansing detox drink is a fantastic, tasty way to consume all your necessary vitamins and minerals without having to resort to a processed multivitamin. Plus, green-drinkers quickly start to crave more fruits and vegetables, leading them to a healthier diet over all.The Healthy Green Drink Diet gives health enthusiasts all the tools they need to add green drinks to their daily routine and feel the wonderful, energizing results through and through.
  • Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cook Book

    Betty Crocker, Amy Sherman

    eBook (Skyhorse, Nov. 7, 2017)
    Three times a day, and sometimes more, everyone asks themselves, "What can I serve that my family and friends will enjoy?"This classic cook book from General Mills icon Betty Crocker answers the call with quick and easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Whether you ae planning a party and need fancy sandwiches or hearty meals, cakes for dessert or bread and herb butter to go along with dinner, this book has a fast recipe for everyone. Simple instructions and charming two-color illustrations bring each easy-to-make recipe to life.Pick up a copy of Betty Crocker's Original Good and Easy Cook Book and get a thousand time-saving and taste-tempting recipes.
  • The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

    Patrick F. McManus

    Paperback (Skyhorse, Oct. 1, 2013)
    New York Times Bestselling author! Pull up a chair and enjoy this hilarious original collection of McManus humor!The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s library of humor. He weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales. His typical exaggerated commentary will elicit a belly laugh, whether you’ve been reading his tales for years or are new to his special blend of classic American humor.Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.” McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things.” In the titular story, meet Patrick’s horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage.Other great stories include:“Catch-And-Eaters,” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing“$7,000 TV Historical Extravaganza,” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness“A Lake Too Far,” concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia“Chicken Chronicles,” which involves Patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to callSpend some time with Pat McManus. You won’t regret it.
  • The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance

    Astrid Karlsen Scott, Tore Haug

    Paperback (Skyhorse, Nov. 7, 2017)
    A stunning story of heroism and survival during World War II. The book that inspired the international film of the same name. “A must-read …. Intrigue, suspense, and adventure."—The Norwegian American"I remember reading We Die Alone in 1970 and I could never forget it. Then when we went to Norway to do a docudrama, people told us again and again that certain parts were pure fiction. Since I was a Norwegian that was not good enough; I had to find the truth. I sincerely believe we did,” writes author Astrid Karlsen Scott.The 12th Man is the true story of Jan Baalsrud, whose struggle to escape the Gestapo and survive in Nazi-occupied Norway has inspired the international film of the same name. In late March 1943, in the midst of WWII, four Norwegian saboteurs arrived in northern Norway on a fishing cutter and set anchor in Toftefjord to establish a base for their operations. However, they were betrayed, and a German boat attacked the cutter, creating a battlefield and spiraling Jan Baalsrud into the adventure of his life.The only survivor and wounded, Baalsrud begins a perilous journey to freedom, swimming icy fjords, climbing snow-covered peaks, enduring snowstorms, and getting caught in a monstrous avalanche. Suffering from snow blindness and frostbite, more than sixty people of the Troms District risk their lives to help Baalsrud to freedom. Meticulously researched for more than five years,Karlsen Scott and Haug bring forth the truth behind this captivating, edge-of-your-seat, real-life survival story.
  • The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance

    Astrid Karlsen Scott, Tore Haug

    eBook (Skyhorse, Nov. 7, 2017)
    The book that inspired the international film of the same name. "I remember reading We Die Alone in 1970 and I could never forget it. Then when we went to Norway to do a docudrama, people told us again and again that certain parts were pure fiction. Since I was a Norwegian that was not good enough; I had to find the truth. I sincerely believe we did,” writes author Astrid Karlsen Scott.The 12th Man is the true story of Jan Baalsrud, whose struggle to escape the Gestapo and survive in Nazi-occupied Norway has inspired the international film of the same name. In late March 1943, in the midst of WWII, four Norwegian saboteurs arrived in northern Norway on a fishing cutter and set anchor in Toftefjord to establish a base for their operations. However, they were betrayed, and a German boat attacked the cutter, creating a battlefield and spiraling Jan Baalsrud into the adventure of his life. The only survivor and wounded, Baalsrud begins a perilous journey to freedom, swimming icy fjords, climbing snow-covered peaks, enduring snowstorms, and getting caught in a monstrous avalanche. Suffering from snowblindness and frostbite, more than sixty people of the Troms District risk their lives to help Baalsrud to freedom. Meticulously researched for more than five years, Karlsen Scott and Haug bring forth the truth behind this captivating, edge-of-your-seat, real-life survival story.
  • The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

    Patrick F. McManus

    eBook (Skyhorse, Oct. 1, 2012)
    The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly laugh from all types of readers.Read about the antics of Patrick’s friends Rancid Crabtree and Retch Sweeney in such stories as “Shaping Up for the Hunt” and “Bear Hunters.” McManus plays off the recent obsession with hoarders in his surprising story “The Lady Who Kept Things.” In the titular story, meet Patrick’s horse, Huckleberry, and enjoy the experience of all the problems that come along with owning your own horse—or keeping him in the garage.Other great stories include:“Catch-And-Eaters,” about the importance of a forked stick when fishing“$7000 TV Historical Extravaganza,” a look at one director’s loose interpretation of historical accuracy and political correctness“A Lake Too Far,” concerning the woes of Patrick and his wife, Bun, on a fateful birding trip in Australia“Chicken Chronicles,” which involves Patrick’s memory of wandering around naked in the chicken yard when guests came to callSo pull up a chair, sit back, and enjoy laughing to the hilarious adventures of Patrick F. McManus in The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories.