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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Gray Ghost: The R.M.S. Queen Mary at War (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Air War Grenada (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dominator: The Story of the Consolidated B-32 Bomber (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
U.S. Army Aircraft Since 1947 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Liners at War (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sail Army: A Pictorial Guide to Current U.S. Army Watercraft (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dawn of Infamy /Voyage to Oblivion (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle Against Imperial Japan (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Stephen Harding is a well known defense journalist who also has written some books. He became a defense journalist after years of service as an Army man. He has covered extensively on conflicts in Middle East, Ireland and Iraq. He is a prolific writer and has written 8 books and more than 300 articles in reputed magazines. He has been a senior editor of the magazine Military history for over 4 years now. He has written for Soldiers magazine (Official magazine of the US army) for over 2 decades. He has written in other magazines such as Smithsonian, Air Enthusiast, Air and Space Magazine etc. Stephen Harding is originally Camarillo, California and currently resides in Northern Virginia. His latest book The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe have received favorable reviews. This explores the final battle during World War II in Europe. This is his eight non-fiction book. His books and articles are a great source to research on little known aspects of world military. He has written books on diverse aspects of army including Air force, navy and land army. He also explored incidents which are quite interesting and deserve more attention. Some of his books are very well known where as others not that famous in the mainstream. He is one of the few authors who have real world military experience. He is known to have flown in Black Hawks, survived tank rollovers and even encountered snipers during his military days.

His first book The Grey Ghost: The RMS Queen Mary at War was published in 1982. As the title indicates, this book explores on RMS Queen Mary which is a retired trans-Atlantic liner which sailed between 1936 and 1967 in the North Atlantic Ocean. This wonderful ship was built by John Brown & Co of Scotland and was sailing for Cunard-White Star Line, a British shipping line. The book explores the long journey of the ocean liner spanning three decades.
His second book was Dominator which was published in early 1984. This book explores on the Consolidated B-32 Dominator which was a heavy bomber. This was made for the US Air forces and was developed by Boeing. The book explores the history and development of the heavy bomber in fine detail. It also includes a lot of material on the technical aspects of the infamous B-32. There are also a lot of pictures which help the reader in understanding more on the little known aircraft bomber.

His third book Air War Grenada was published in December 1984. This book explores the United States invasion of Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury) in great depth. US invaded Grenada in 1983 and resulted in a bloody coup. US victory was declared in a few weeks after invasion. The invasion resulted in restoration of a constitutional government in Grenada.

His fourth book Great Liners at War was published in late 1990s. This book explores the conversion of fine passenger ships for other purposes such as battles, hospitals, transportation of army troops etc. This book includes detailed research on the role of passenger ships during wartimes and particularly during the World War I and II. This also explores some recent events such as the role of RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 liner in the Falklands Island war of 1982. Other notable ships profiled in the book are Lusitania, Vaterland, Amerika, Normandie, etc. This book was researched based on various types of sources such as reminiscences, naval records, news, recorded journals etc. This book compiles some of the best known sea stories involving some famous passenger ships. This is a recommended book for maritime and merchant navy enthusiasts and students.

His next book was US Army Aircraft Since 1947. This is one of the best sources to gain an insight into US army air-crafts since 1947. This is an illustrated book with pictures of over 120 aircrafts. This book also includes experimental flying machines which never made it. This book is very well researched and illustrated and is recommended for aircraft and fighter plane enthusiasts, hobbyists, designers etc. Another illustrative book by Stephen Harding was Sail Army. Sail Army is a pictorial guide to water-crafts of US Army. This book is a well known reference in the niche area of Army Water-crafts which are not widely known.

Voyage to Oblivion by Stephen Harding was published in 2010. This book explores more on the Japanese submarine I-26 and Cynthia Olson, a US lumber vessel during the World War 2 and Pearl Harbor attacks. The mystery surrounding Minoru Yokota, the commander of submarine I-26 and the sinking of US vessel Cynthia Olson is explored in great detail. This book is a must read for people interested in Pearl Harbor attacks. It is just incredible as to how a small incident changed the fate of Japan. This book also explores the human and military side of the Cynthia Olson incident.

The latest book The Last Battle which was published in 2013 is about World War II, after Hitler’s death. American and German troops fought each other to save a group of French prisoners which included Paul Reynaud (Former Prime Minister), Jean Borotra (Tennis Player) and other high profile people. This book is a result of 20 years of research and has gained attention worldwide.

Stephen Harding is regarded as one of the most accomplished writers in the arena of military history. Most of his books are well-researched and cover finer details in great depth. He is ex-military person who understands his subject in great depth. His books and articles serve as reference material to students who graduate from military academies, Para-military professionals, World War enthusiasts, Policy Makers etc. His books also serve as reference material for upcoming writers, movie script writers etc.

Some of his older books are out of print and may be difficult to obtain. Most of his books were updated with subsequent research. The depth and intensity of his research is evident in his books. Most of his books are in a deep niche area and may be recommended for higher academic understanding of wars and military technology of modern times.

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