How accurate is the history we read?

History is not what actually happened, but rather what is recorded to have happened. For numerous reasons, some deliberate, others not, the recording of history can often be a distortion, if not a complete misrepresentation, of the events as they actually occurred. As such, the historian must be a sleuth and try and uncover, as closely asContinue reading “How accurate is the history we read?”

If you aspire to be a leader, you need to read this short book

This book is about more than just battlefield leadership. Tactical skill and masterful maneuver is not enough. Leaders need to master the principles of command. Command skills are building blocks. Leadership is the mortar that binds them together. Years ago, NATO became enamored of a uniquely German leadership philosophy called Auftragstaktik (translated as Mission Command). But as a friend told me, “you can’tContinue reading “If you aspire to be a leader, you need to read this short book”

New Author – Amber Topp

Double Dagger Books has always used the idea of “books we want to read” as our guiding light when deciding what to publish. That’s why we’re really excited to announce our first collection of poetry, entitled “Night Vision,” by serving Canadian Armed Forces member Amber Topp. Amber’s written work focuses on healing from trauma, usingContinue reading “New Author – Amber Topp”