Formerly a journalist, Mark Zuehlke has been called the nation’s leading popular military historian. Fascinated by Canada’s military heritage, Mark first set to writing about the role Canadians played in World War II in Ortona: Canada’s Epic World War II Battle following a discussion with several veterans in a Royal Canadian Legion. Mark went on to develop the Canadian Battle Series, which documents the Canadian World War II experience. He is also an award-winning mystery writer, whose popular Elias McCann series has garnered much critical praise and won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. When not writing, Mark can often be found hiking, backpacking, cycling or tinkering around the Fernwood heritage house he shares with partner and fellow writer Frances Backhouse in Victoria, British Columbia.
Assault On Juno
Pub Date: March 1, 2012
A dramatic account of the Canadian Forces attack on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944—a battle that began the march toward victory in World War II.
Ortona Street Fight
Pub Date: April 1, 2011
A dramatic account of Canada's first major triumph of World War II—the December 1943 battle for Ortona, Italy.