Author's Corner

Author's Corner

Meet two of Stackpole's outstanding Military History authors specializing in World War II.

JOSEPH BALKOSKI is Command Historian of the Maryland National Guard and an acknowledged expert on World War II's D-Day. He has appeared as a D-Day expert on MSNBC, and his work has been praised by Joe Scarborough, the New York Post, the Washington Times, World War II Magazine, and others.

A resident of Baltimore, Maryland, Joe moved there in 1981. His interest in the U.S. Army's 29th Infantry Division developed because many of his neighbors served in it. In 2004 he established the 29th Division Archives at Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory, which is now a major research center for World War II scholars. Visit Joe's website,

Fun facts about Joe:

  • His book Omaha Beach was just recognized among The Wall Street Journal's "5 Best D-Day Books," as well as USA Today's "Ten Favorite Books about D-Day."
  • Born in New York City, Joe graduated from Vassar College in 1975, earning his M.A. in History at New York University.
  • He enjoys playing the piano.

Find the complete collection of Joe's D-Day books on this website:

Omaha Beach Utah Beach Beyond the Beachhead
From Beachhead to Brittany From Brittany to the Reich Our Tortured Souls The Last Roll Call

Stephen Zaloga

STEVEN ZALOGA is a world-renowned armor historian and has appeared in documentaries on the History Channel. He has written more than 100 books on armored vehicles and the U.S. Army and Red Army in World War II. He lives in Abingdon, Maryland.

Fun facts about Steven:

  • You may have seen him in the PBS documentary D-Day 360, broadcast for the commemoration of the battle's 70th anniversary in 2014.
  • A member of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, Steven is a noted scale armor modeler.
  • He received his B.A. from Union College and his M.A. from Columbia. Both degrees are, of course, in History.

Find Steven's books on this website:

Armored Attack 1944 Armored Thunderbolt Armored Victory 1945 The Devil's Garden Armored Champion

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