Dyrrachium & Independence Day

The Battle of Dyrrachium was a siege battle in ancient Illyria between the armies of Julius Caesar (the “siege-er”) and Pompey the Great (the besieged). It is one of the few battles Caesar lost and a moment in time when the course of history might have changed forever. Had Caesar’s enemies followed up on their […]


Comment from Corey

Question:Hi, Mr Cooke, Just wanted to say thank you for your service. I just finished Rise to Victory for the 2nd time. An amazing book. I really wish it was turned into a movie. I enjoyed it just as much as Hunt for Red October. I hope that one day you will write another modern […]


Comment from Randy

Question:In sink the shigure, at the end you referred to the rank of Master Chief. The rank of Senior and Master Chief was not established until 1958. I understand that Authors often embellish their stories to make for a more enjoyable read, however this reference should have been caught by the many proof readers. Overall, […]


Comment from Terry

Question:Started reading Rise To Victory but may have to put it down due to all the foul language! Why all the “F” words? Not needed! There are several great authors that write sub warfare books that do not use this language and they are doing pretty well! Would love to see you clean up you […]


Comment from Chic

Question:I am enjoying “Sink the Shigure”. It is one of those books that one can not seem to put down until it is read completely. I started my career in diesel boats, but had to give it up due to inner ear problems. I am therefore particularly interested in these actions. I went to destroyers, […]