Since the publication of his first book, The Black Sheep, in 1998, BRUCE GAMBLE (Lynn Haven, FL) has rapidly gained recognition as one of the most respected authors writing on the war in the Pacific. His narrative style and depth of research have earned critical acclaim in publications that include Publishers Weekly and Booklist. In addition to writing popular history books, Gamble has given numerous public presentations and has been the featured historian in documentaries produced by the History Channel, Fox News Channel, PBS, and the Pritzker Military Library. The winner of two literary awards in 2010, Bruce is a member of the Authors Guild and holds life memberships in the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and Paralyzed Veterans of America. He is the author of Zenith Press titles Swashbucklers and Black Sheep, Invasion Rabaul (originally published as Darkest Hour), Fortress Rabaul, and Target: Rabaul.
"Gamble pored over forgotten files and official reports and
conducted interviews with the handful of surviving veterans to
craft this tragic, heroic story. A terrific tale about a
little-known (to Americans) battle." - WWII History
"Gamble's first of a trilogy of books is enlightening for the
history that has largely been forgotten and it is superbly done." -
Travel for Aircraft
World War II, June 2007"The author takes a grunt's-eye view of not just the battle, but its horrid aftermaths for POWs."