Wednesday with the Author: Opiyo Oloya

We took some time to get to know Opiyo Oloya, author of Helion’s just published BLACK HAWK RISING:  The Story of AMISOM’s Successful War against Somali Insurgents, 2007-2014   Where were you born? I was born in Gulu town but I grew up in a little bit of Bwaise of Gulu, Paminiayi. It is about … More Wednesday with the Author: Opiyo Oloya

The Way of the Eagle

Casemate is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest title in the Vintage Aviation Series,  The Way of the Eagle, by  Philadelphia native Charles J. Biddle.   Having graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1914, Charles John Biddle was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and was employed by the law firm of Drinker, … More The Way of the Eagle

Civil War author fascinated by Spa City visit

James Huffstodt recently discussed his book, “Lincoln’s Bold Lion,” at Saratoga Springs History Museum. The book is about Civil War Union Brigadier General Martin D. Hardin who grew up in Saratoga Springs. He was wounded four times, lost an arm to amputation, was mentored by President Lincoln, fought at Gettysburg, and played a key role … More Civil War author fascinated by Spa City visit

The Truth about Viking berserkers

Originally Featured on Historyextra.com  Symbolising uncontrollable rage and bloodlust, Viking berserkers were fierce warriors said to have fought in a trance-like fury. But did such people ever really exist? Here, Dr Kim Hjardar investigates… Viking Berserker figures. The one on the left is wearing a helmet with horns. His companion wears the mask of a … More The Truth about Viking berserkers

Jonathan Gawne Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Roundtable

Jonathan Gawne, author of Ghost of the ETO, (and many other great titles)  shows  the multifaceted deception plans and equipment used to fool the enemy on unit strength and offensive intentions. Thanks as always to Don Patton and everyone at the Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Roundtable for this and all of your many enlightening events. … More Jonathan Gawne Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WWII History Roundtable

100 Years of Tanks

One hundred years ago the face of modern warfare was forever changed . On September 15, 1916, the British attacked German positions at Flers-Courcelette – part of the larger Somme offensive – with 32 tanks. The hopeful reaction to the new machines naturally spurred interest in how they had been conceived and by whom. A … More 100 Years of Tanks

Classic War Fiction reprints

Casemate has long been known for its military history, defense studies, and memoirs, yet some may not know that among many other topics, we also publish a terrific series of Classic War Fiction.  The latest installment shows  World War I  through the eyes of a father, privates,  senior officers, and a deserter, humanizing the World War I experience  in a way … More Classic War Fiction reprints

Successful Launch for OSWALD BOELCKE

RG and Carole Hoover-Head hosted a Book Launch party for for his latest work, OSWALD BOELCKE: Germany’s First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat, for close friends at their home in Coronado on 6 September. Champagne and dinner were served with wild salmon, caviar, shrimp, fruit, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Guests were greeted with a poster … More Successful Launch for OSWALD BOELCKE