We’re very pleased to announce our recent signing of historian and battlefield guide Sean Claxton. His work, a battlefield guide to the actions around Bretteville on 8-9 June, 1944 is the first in a new series for Double Dagger. There is no substitute for actually walking the ground when learning about history, and even a relatively minor action can be both fascinating and instructive. Many military colleges and schools use staff rides, battlefield tours, tactical exercises without troops, or other methods in order to teach about warfare. While there are subtle differences between all of these methods, what they share is the use of ground. This new guide, written by someone who has walked the battlefields around Bretteville many times, is a detailed guide to support a self-guided walking tour.
We’re very pleased to announce a partnership with a new author, Charles Estep. An active duty US Air Force pilot, his debut book tells the little known history of The Gambia Company, a colonial force formed in 1902 that went on to serve the British Empire through two world wars. In keeping with our desire to publish history that is new and innovative, we’re greatly looking forward to getting this book onto shelves around the world in 2022.
We’re very pleased to announce that we have recently signed a deal with John Thompson, who has written a short history of the World War One battalions perpetuated by the modern day Queen’s York Rangers. This will be the first time that this history is commercially available, and it represents an important piece of Canadian history.
Double Dagger is pleased to announce that we have signed veteran author Michael Dorosh for a new history of the 2nd Canadian Division during the Second World War. His many volumes on Canadian and German military history and material culture are well known and highly respected.
We’re excited to be collaborating with our latest author, Colonel (ret’d) Bernd Horn, an accomplished soldier, historian and author. His next book, “Unleash the Dogs of War: Secret Missions in Support of Operation Crusader,” details the origins of the Special Air Service and other Special Operations forces in the deserts of North Africa in World War Two. Launching in early 2022!
We’re very pleased to announce that we have recently signed a deal with acclaimed story-teller and polymath Gordon Semple. As an Air Force veteran, sommelier, educator, hypnotherapist and coach, he brings a wide and eclectic set of knowledge and experience to everything he does. We’ll have more news about his work in the coming weeks!
Double Dagger is incredibly proud to have recently signed a deal with Jon Sliz for his next book. A prolific author and expert on the military engineers of World War Two, his writing has been published by Vanwell Publishing and Service Publications, among others. His latest work is a deep dive into an unsung part of engineering history – the armoured bulldozer (properly termed “crawler tractors”). More news to follow as we move closer to a publication date. CHIMO!
We’re excited to announce that we have recently signed Matt Hardman, whose debut novel “Interdiction” is a taut military thriller in the same vein as classic Tom Clancy, but with a setting that is unmistakably set int he modern day. Matt is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and holds a Master’s in Writing from John Hopkins University.
In advance of the publication of Praxis Tacticum: The Art, Science and Practice of Military Tactics, we wanted to take the opportunity to speak with Colonel Oliviero and ask him about the experiences—as a soldier, a student, and a professor—that led him to writing this book.Continue reading “An Interview with Colonel C.S. Oliviero”
We’re very pleased to announce that our inaugural book, Praxis Tacticum: The Art, Science and Practice of Military Tactics launches on 30 September. Details on the launch activities, and a link to make a purchase are coming soon!