We’re excited to announce that Art Wikink, author of Nam Sense: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division will be a guest of An Officer and a Movie with Lou Diamond Phillips on the Military Channel. Art will be discussing the 1987 film Hamburger Hill and his experiences as an infantry squad leader in 101st Airborne Division. You can … More Art Wiknik to Appear on An Officer and a Movie
This Monday, February 20th, Mike Loades author of Swords and Swordsmen is hosting “Going Medieval” a two-hour special for History Channel 2. To watch the show, tune in to H2 at 10pm PT | 8pm MT | 9pm CT | 10pm ET. After watching it on Monday night, we would love to hear what you … More Going Medieval with Mike Loades
A couple of months ago, we wrote a blog post about one of our authors, Art Wiknik, writer of Nam Sense: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division, and his participation in the HISTORY channel’s series Vietnam in HD. Just recently, Art traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Veteran’s Day ceremonies at the Vietnam … More Wednesday with Author Art Wiknik — on Vietnam in HD
The third annual Military History Weekend in beautifulWilliamsburg,Virginia is soon to get underway, on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16. Despite the ruckus caused by Hurricane Irene, which forced the Fair to switch from its previous venue, we are now ready and in-place, just across the village to the Crowne Plaza Williamsburg, atFortMagruder. As … More Casemate US: Military History Weekend all set to go!
Casemate is pleased to announce that HOLY WARS: 3000 Years of Battles in the Holy Land is now available. We caught up with author Gary Rashba to find out a little more about him and this important new book….. When did you first realize that you wanted to become a writer? It just sort of … More Wednesday with the Author: Gary Rashba
Two years after setting the new standard in war combat documentaries with its Emmy-winning masterpiece WWII in HD, HISTORY shifts its focus to a different generation and to one of the most controversial wars in American history. Vietnam in HD, an epic six-hour docudrama, will immerse viewers in the sights, the sounds and the stories … More Wednesday with the Author: Vietnam in HD with Nam Sense author Arthur Wiknik, Jr.
“In this absorbing memoir, Iraq veteran Goodell recounts her service, the brutal, sexist culture of the Marine Corps, and her struggle to adapt to the world upon her return from Iraq. After enlisting, Goodell volunteered to serve with the Marines’ first declared Mortuary Attachment in Iraq’s Al Anbar province, in 2004. The Mortuary Attachment platoon was responsible for doing “what had to be done but that no one wanted to know about”: they “processed” the bodies of U.S. and other soldiers killed in combat, so that they could be identified and returned to their families. She describes in gruesome detail what this involved, and how it affects the soldiers who care for their comrades in this way. She rubbed up against a Marine Corp culture that includes routine indignities …outright misogyny … and sexist marching cadences. Coming home, unable to gain weight or sleep or relax and unprepared for post-service life among a population that had no idea of who she was or what she had gone through, Goodell began to come apart. Her memoir is a courageous settling of accounts, and a very good read.”
Publisher’s Weekly, 05/2011 … More CASEMATE US: Casemate’s much anticipated new book SHADE IT BLACK: Death and After in Iraq is now available
It’s hard to talk about Phoenix without the inevitable reference to the sweltering heat… but temperature aside, Casemate’s booth sure was on fire with visitors on opening day! Wednesday was a great day, and Thursday is shaping up to be even busier. Our just published books, BURDEN OF GUILT, ROER RIVER BATTLES and ERICH VON MANSTEIN have … More IPMS Day One- Hot in Phoenix!
Did you catch this excellent Channel 4 programme on Monday night? For many, the Royal Navy was the first equal opportunities employer, offering freedom and potential fortune for runaway slaves, ex-convicts and many other foreign nationals – in fact, twenty-five different nationalities fought on behalf of Nelson at Trafalgar. I am fairly new to this … More Review of The Untold Battle of Trafalgar and free book competition!
Everyone knew that HBO’s new 10-part miniseries The Pacific was going to have big shoes to fill in the wake of Band of Brothers, but after viewing the first two episodes, there is no doubt that The Pacific will continue to carry proudly the flag for this new amazing era in war cinema. The Emmy … More The Humanity of HBO’s Pacific