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Mark Zuehlke

Photo: Frances Backhouse 2006

A full-time writer since 1981, Mark Zuehlke has emerged in recent years as one of Canada’s leading new writers of military history. A prolific writer, he is the author of more than twenty books and before turning his attention primarily to book writing in 1992 had published several hundred articles in leading Canadian magazines. In 2000 he published his first novel, Hands Like Clouds, the first in a mystery series featuring reluctant coroner Elias McCann and his investigations in the small windswept village of Tofino on Vancouver Island’s west coast. His award-winning Canadian Battle Series, which traces the Canadian Army through its battles and campaigns of World War II, currently numbers nine titles with the tenth due for publication in fall 2012. Mark lives in Victoria, B.C.

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Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches, June 7-12 1944. Douglas & McIntyre, 2005.
Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory: June 6 1944. Douglas & McIntyre, 2004.
The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy. Douglas & McIntyre, 2003.
The Liri Valley: Canada’s World War II Breakthrough to Rome. reprint. Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.
Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle. reprint. Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.
Hands Like Clouds: An Elias McCann Mystery. Dundurn, 2000
Carry Tiger to Mountain: An Elias McCann Mystery. Dundurn, 2002
Sweep Lotus. Dundurn, 2004
For Honour's Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2006
The Canadian Military Atlas: Four Centuries of Conflict, From New France to Kosovo. Douglas & McIntyre, 2006
Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign, September 13-November 6, 1944. Douglas & McIntyre, 2007
Brave Battalion: The Remarkable Saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War. Harper Collins Canada, Ltd., 2013
Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10-August 7, 1943. Douglas & McIntyre, 2008
The Gallant Cause: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd., 2007
On To Victory: The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945. Douglas & McIntyre, 2010
Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944. Douglas & McIntyre, 2011
Ortona Street Fight. Raven Books, 2011
Assault on Juno. Raven Books, 2012
Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942. Douglas & McIntyre, 2012


Shortlisted, Crime Writers of Canada Best Novel Award for Sweep Lotus, 2004.
Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel for Hands Like Clouds, 2000.
Shortlisted, BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award for The Gothic Line, 2004.
Stone & Stone Editor's Choice Award for The Gothic Line, 2003.
Stone & Stone Editor's Choice Award for Juno Beach, 2004.
City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Finalist for Juno Beach, 2005
City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Winner for Holding Juno, 2006
City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Finalist for For Honour's Sake, 2007
CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History Winner for For Honour's Sake, 2007
City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Finalist for Terrible Victory, 2008
Shorlisted, Governor General History Award for Popular Media Pierre Berton Award, 2007
Shortlisted, Governor General's History Award for Popular Media, Pierre Berton Award, 2013
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