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”

New Author – Phil Gurski

Double Dagger is committed to publishing books that illuminate military and security related topics that are either little known or ignored by others. Phil Gurski has spent his entire career shining bright lights in dark corners, showing us the threats that society sometimes finds more convenient to ignore or misunderstand. We’re very pleased to announceContinue reading “New Author – Phil Gurski”

Interview – John Barnes

Chief Warrant Officer John Barnes is a Canadian Army Veteran, who served over thirty years with The Royal Canadian Regiment. Most notably, he was the Company Sergeant Major of Charles Company during Operation MEDUSA, which saw the heaviest fighting sustained by the Canadian Army since the Korean War. His autobiographical book, White School, Black Memories, wasContinue reading “Interview – John Barnes”

New Author – Gerry Madigan

Double Dagger is excited to announce a recent deal with Major (retired) Gerry Madigan, a former Canadian Army logistician and avid researcher. His work, “The Path to Victory was never Straight Nor True,” examines the Canadian response to the Second World War from an economic and policy point of view, as well as examining theContinue reading “New Author – Gerry Madigan”

New Author – Benjamin Inks

Double Dagger is incredibly excited to announce that we have signed United States Army veteran Benjamin Ink’s new work, Soft Targets. A Purple Heart recipient, Benjamin served three years in the United States Army and has worked an odd array of jobs—private investigator, personal trainer, security supervisor at a senior community. So far, the highlightContinue reading “New Author – Benjamin Inks”