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Zuehlke, Mark 1955-

Works: 56 works in 293 publications in 2 languages and 14,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Maps  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Personal narratives‡vCanadian 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D756.5.N6, 940.542142
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For honour's sake : the War of 1812 and the brokering of an uneasy peace by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: In the tradition of Margaret MacMillan's Paris 1919 comes a new consideration of Canada's most famous war and the Treaty of Ghent that unsatisfactorily concluded it, from one of this country's premier military historians. In the Canadian imagination, the War of 1812 looms large. It was a war in which British and Indian troops prevailed in almost all of the battles, in which the Americans were unable to hold any of the land they fought for, in which a young woman named Laura Secord raced over the Niagara peninsula to warn of American plans for attack (though how she knew has never been discovered), and in which Canadian troops burned down the White House. Competing American claims insist to this day that, in fact, it was they who were triumphant. But where does the truth lie? Somewhere in the middle, as is revealed in this major new reconsideration from one of Canada's master historians. Drawing on never-before-seen archival material, Zuehlke paints a vibrant picture of the war's major battles, vividly re-creating life in the trenches, the horrifying day-to-day manoeuvring on land and sea, and the dramatic negotiations in the Flemish city of Ghent that brought the war to an unsatisfactory end for both sides. By focusing on the fraught dispute in which British and American diplomats quarrelled as much amongst themselves as with their adversaries, Zuehlke conjures the compromises and backroom deals that yielded conventions resonating in relations between the United States and Canada to this very day
The Canadian military atlas : the nation's battlefields from the French and Indian wars to Kosovo by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Scoundrels, dreamers & second sons : British remittance men in the Canadian west by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"Remittance men" was a term used for young British men who settled in Canada and who were mostly "of aristocratic or upper-middle-class background, cultured, and supported by regular allowances sent to them by family back in Britain. It was the allowance that earned them the nickname of remittance men."--Preface
The gallant cause : Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
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Juno Beach : Canada's D-Day victory, June 6, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile-long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a dangerously exposed beach. Drawing on personal diaries as well as military records, Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory - June 6, 1944 dramatically depicts Canada's pivotal contribution to the critical Allied battle of World War II
Holding Juno : Canada's heroic defence of the D-Day beaches, June 7-12, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Following his national best-seller, Juno Beach, and with his usual verve and narrative skill, historian Mark Zuehlke chronicles the crucial six days when Canadians saved the vulnerable beachheads they had won during the D-Day landings. D-Day ended with the Canadians six miles inland'the deepest penetration achieved by Allied forces during this longest day in history. But for all the horror endured on June 6 every soldier knew the worst was yet to come. The Germans began probing the Canadian lines early in the morning of June 7 and shortly after dawn counter attacked in force. The ensuing six days of battle was to prove bloodier than D-Day itself. Although battered and bloody, the Canadians had held their ground and made it possible for the slow advance toward Germany and eventual Allied victory to begin. Holding Juno recreates this pivotal battle through the eyes of the soldiers who fought it, with the same dramatic intensity and factual detail that made Juno Beach, in the words of Quill & Quire reviewer Michael Clark, "the defining popular history of Canada's D-Day battle."
Operation Husky : the Canadian invasion of Sicily, July 10-August 7, 1943 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Book seven in the Canadian Battle Series On July 10, 1943, twenty thousand Canadian soldiers joined two great Allied armies on the beaches of southern Sicily for Operation Husky -- the first western Allied thrust to win a toehold inside Hitler's Fortress Europe. Guarding the renowned Eighth Army's left flank, 1st Canadian Infantry division and 1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade struck out from the sand into the island's rugged interior. In searing heat, these untried tropps clashed in ever-intensifying battle to wrest towering mountains and ancient hill towns away from the elite veterans of Germany's Hermann Goring and 1st Parachute divisions. When Eighth Army's main drive up Sicily's eastern coast stalled, General Montgomery ordered the Canadians to save the day by turning the German left flank. The fighting reached a fever pitch as the Canadians struggled to break through a series of German defensive lines. Celebrated military historian Mark Zuehlke vividly recreates this little-known campaign, which became the Canadian Army's first triumph of World War II
Ortona : Canada's epic World War II battle by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
2. Verdenskrig/ Italien 1943. Bykamp. Beskrivelse af 1. Canadiske Divisions angreb på og kampen om den italienske havneby Ortona ved Adriaterhavet 20-27 december 1943. Byen blev forsvaret af 1. Tyske Faldskærmsdivision, der blev anset for at være en eliteenhed. Kampen, der foregik fra hus til hus var meget hård og slaget ved Ortona bliver sammenlignet med slaget ved Stalingrad
Terrible victory : First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary campaign, September 13-November 6, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Mark Zuehlke is an expert at narrating the history of life on the battlefield for the Canadian army during World War II. In Terrible Victory, he provides a soldiers-eye-view account of Canada's bloody liberation of western Holland. Readers are there as soldiers fight in the muddy quagmire, enduring a battle that lasted three weeks and in which 6,000 soldiers perished. Terrible Victory is a powerful story of courage, survival, and skill
Assault on Juno by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Recounts the day-long assault on heavily-defended Juno Beach by Canadian troops during the Normandy landings on D-Day, an attack which played a key role in the success of the Allied invasion
On to victory : the Canadian liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
"March 23, 1945. Tens of thousands of Allied troops, following on the heels of a massive artillery barrage, lunge across the Rhine River aboard amphibious craft, while even more land from the skies. Operations Plunder and Varsity aim to smash the German forces determined to stop this crossing, which will unleash a breakout into the heartland of Germany and the Netherlands and likely bring a rapid end to the war." "On the left flank of Plunder, First Canadian Army thrusts into the westernmost corner of Germany and advances into the Netherlands to free the Dutch people from a tyrannical Nazi occupation. In much of the Netherlands, the population is on the brink of starvation, a disastrous humanitarian crisis imminenet." "During the next forty-eight days, Canadian troops face some of their toughest fighting. Repeatedly, in such towns as Bienan, Speldrop, Zutphen, and Deventer, and in the major Dutch city of Groningen, they are embroiled in costly large-scale street fighting. And on the other side of each canal or river---whose dykes provide ideal defences---the Germans wait calmly for the attack. Each day the casualties mount, while the tension of a war nearly over increases. Will the last man to fall today be the war's final casualty?" ""With his signature style of veteran accounts artfully interlaced with the official record, Zuehlke's skill in writing battle narrative remains unsurpassed." Quill & Quire" "For the Millions of Dutch Facing imminent starvation, the period of their liberation, March 23 to May 5, 1945, was "the sweetest of springs." But for the Canadians fighting a series of fierce, desperate battles in these last months of the war, it was bittersweet. A nation's freedom was being won and the war concluded, but these final hostilities cost First Canadian Army 6,289 casualties, of which 1,481 were fatal." "These numbers could have been far higher had it not been for one of the war's most highly guarded secrets---a clandestine agreement with German command in the Netherlands to allow the Allies to deliver food to the people in western Holland, where the country's largest cities were situated, in exchange for a ceasefire in that area. Food supplies were virtually exhausted, and the Germans had threatened to open the dykes and flood the entire region if they were attacked. Only skillful negotiation with these German leaders prevented a catastrophe." "But on other fronts, the Canadians continued the grim fight to liberate the rest of Holland and to drive into northern Germany as part of the Allied push to end the war." "With his trademark "you are there" style that draws upon official records, veteran memories, and a keen understanding of the combat experience, Mark Zuehlke brings to life this final chapter in the story of Canada in World War II, in time for the 65th anniversary of Holland's liberation by Canadian troops."--Jacket
The Gothic line : Canada's month of hell in World War II Italy by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Stretching like an armor-toothed belt across Italy's upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fiercely defended position of Hitler's army, but a bloody 28-day offensive led by Canada's first Infantry Division ruptured the German defenses and opened the way for an Allied advance. Through the vivid stories of the soldiers who fought there, this dramatic book recounts a forgotten part of Canadian history and captures the horror and glory Canadians found on the remote battlefield of a far-off land
Brave battalion : the remarkable saga of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) in the First World War by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 libraries worldwide
"Mark Zuehlke ... tells the story of the average Canadian who volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force through the lens of one battalion -- the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. This Highland regiment fought in the Ypres Salient and in the Somme, at Vimy and Amiens. It suffered the first gas attack; its ranks were decimated as it fought at virtually every major battle in the European theatre. From the declaration of war to the cessation of hostilities, Zuehlke follows the battalion from marshalling and training in Canad, across the Atlantic to England, and then landing in Europe. In graphic detail, he takes the reader into the trenches and onto the shell-pocked battlefields, through assaults on ridges and wooded valleys"--Jacket
Tragedy at Dieppe : Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
"The gripping story of the Canadian Army's disastrous raid on Dieppe -- the tenth installment of the bestselling Canadian Battle Series Nicknamed "the Poor Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic importance in World War II -- but the decision to assault it in August 1942 with the largest raid mounted to that date was political. With the Soviet Union thrown on the ropes by German invasion and America having just entered the war, Britain was under intense pressure to launch a major cross-Channel attack. In Canada, too, the public was calling for action, impatient to see Canadian soldiers wrap up their training in Britain and get into the war. Almost 5,000 Canadians formed the core of a 6,000-strong force. By the raid's end, 913 would be dead or mortally wounded, 1,946 would be prisoners of war and the Dieppe raid would become Canada's most costly day of World War II. Drawing on rare archival documents and personal interviews, Mark Zuehlke examines how the raid came to be and why it went so tragically wrong. From the clashes of personality and ambition among those masterminding the raid to the experiences of the common soldier left to carry it out, this tenth installment of the Canadian Battle Series tells a compelling, unflinching story."--Publisher's website
The Liri Valley : Canada's World War II breakthrough to Rome by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
For the Allied armies fighting their way up the Italian boot in early 1944, Rome was the prize that could only be won through a massive offensive. Military historian Mark Zuehlke returns to the Mediterranean theater of World War II with this gripping tribute to the Canadians who opened the way for the Allies to take Rome. The book is a fitting testament to the bravery of soldiers like the badly wounded Captain Pierre Potvin, who survived more than 30 hours alone on the battlefield
Ortona street fight by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Recounts how two Canadian infantry battalions and a tank regiment fought--sometimes hand-to-hand--against German troops for the small Italian port of Ortona in December of 1943, one of the most notable battles ever waged by the Canadians
Breakout from Juno : First Canadian Army and the Normandy campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
"The first dramatic chronicling of Canada's pivotal role throughout the entire Normandy Campaign following the D-Day landings. On July 4, 1944, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division won the village of Carpiquet but not the adjacent airfield. Instead of a speedy victory, the men faced a bloody fight. The Canadians advanced relentlessly against Hitler's finest armoured divisions, at a great cost in bloodshed. Initially, only the 3rd Division was involved. But in a couple of weeks two other Canadian divisions--2nd Infantry and 4th Armoured--along with a Polish division and several British divisions came together as First Canadian Army. While their generals wrangled and planned, the soldiers fought within a narrow landscape extending a mere 21 miles from Caen to Falaise. The Canadians won a two-day battle for Verrières Ridge starting on July 21, costing them 1,500 casualties. More bloody battles followed, until finally, on August 21, the narrowing gap that had been developing at Falaise closed when American and Canadian troops shook hands. The German army in Normandy had been destroyed, only 18,000 of about 400,000 men escaping. The Allies suffered 206,000 casualties, of which 18,444 were Canadians. Breakout from Juno is a story of uncommon heroism, endurance and sacrifice by Canada's World War 2 volunteer army. This ninth volume in the Canadian Battle Series pays tribute to Canada's veterans at a time when many Canadians, young and old, are actively engaged in acts of remembrance."--Publisher's website
Forgotten victory : First Canadian Army and the cruel winter of 1944-45 by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
During the winter of 1944-45, the western Allies desperately sought a strategy that would lead to Germany's quick defeat. After much rancorous debate, the Allied high command decided that First Canadian Army would launch the pivotal offensive to win the war--an attack against the Rhineland, an area of Germany on the west bank of the Rhine. Winning this land would give them a launching point for crossing the river and driving into Germany's heartland. This was considered the road to victory. For those who fought, the names of battlegrounds such as Moyland Wood and the Hochwald Gap would forever call up memories of uncommon heroism, endurance and tragic sacrifice. Their story is one largely lost to the common national history of World War II. Forgotten Victory gives this important legacy back to Canadians
Magazine writing from the boonies by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
No matter where you live, this book explains everything you need to know to break into the challenging and profitable magazine market. In this accessible, informative guide, two experienced freelancers, Mark Zuehlke and Louise Donnelly, explain the basics of writing non-fiction magazine articles. Mark Zuehlke has published more than 100 articles in magazines since 1981 and has taught several magazine-writing courses. He produces a continuing education magazine, and has appeared in Canadian Business, The Financial Post, Profit, Canada and the World and Canadian. Louise Donnelly began writing from rural B.C. in 1987, and founded her one-day workshop "Magazine Writing From the Boonies" in 1989. She has appeared in such magazines as The Financial Post, Moneywise Magazine and Canadian among others
The Alberta fact book : everything you ever wanted to know about Alberta by Mark Zuehlke( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mark Zuehlke Canadees schrijver van misdaadromans
Zeuhlke, Mark 1955-
Zuehlke, Mark
Zuehlke, Mark Wayde
Zuehlke, Mark Wayde‏ 1955-
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