As part of the ongoing post-BEA’11 series, Combing the Catalogs, this week we focus on the military non-fiction of Casemate Publishers. We’re selecting a series of books that piqued our history and military non-fiction interests ranging from release dates of July through November.
Release: July 2011
Description: When it came to weapons and devices of war, Winston Churchill wanted to cut through the cumbersome and delayed filled process of traditional technical war-time development. As a result Churchill created a special workshop of skilled craftsmen and women who worked on everything from frogman limpet mines to infantry rocket launchers. More reality than Bond’s Q Branch, Churchill’s “Toyshop” displayed the creative ingenuity of British engineers and could surely be an entertaining read.
Release: July 2011
Description: World War II first hand accounts of men on the front lines are always compelling. But what about the story of a self-taught musician who during war-time acted as a dispatch rider, following the advancing Allied forces as they moved from North Africa and into Africa. Along the way he learns new musical instruments, to dance and tour a war weary world from the back of a motorcycle. We eagerly await this release and hope to review it for you.
Release: October 2011
Description: To invade Europe in 1944 Allies needed to be supplied constantly and without stoppage in order to dislodge the forces of Nazi Germany. Crossing the English Channel was a daunting enough task for the invasion force. But to support it, logistics elements needed weather safe locations to stage from expecting German forces to tenaciously hold or destroy any continental harbor. So instead of stretching supply lines to the coast of North West Europe from England, Allied engineers created building two artificial harbors. And Code Name Mulberry covers this audacious effort.
Release: November 2011
Description: Mercenarys are romanticized or vilified. Yet not all soldiers of fortune pounded the ground. Many, including the subject of Gunship Ace, were skilled pilots who flew around the world fighting in war after war, no matter race, color or creed. From South Africa, to the Balkans and Afghanistan, Gunship Ace is the story of one man and the many wars he helped influence from European and Soviet-made cockpits.