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David Drake
The Army took David Drake from Duke Law School and sent him on a motorized tour of Viet Nam and Cambodia with the 11th Cav, the Blackhorse. He learned new skills, saw interesting sights, and met exotic people who hadn't run fast enough to get away.Dave returned to become Chapel Hill's Assistant... show more

The Army took David Drake from Duke Law School and sent him on a motorized tour of Viet Nam and Cambodia with the 11th Cav, the Blackhorse. He learned new skills, saw interesting sights, and met exotic people who hadn't run fast enough to get away.Dave returned to become Chapel Hill's Assistant Town Attorney and to try to put his life back together through fiction making sense of his Army experiences.Dave describes war from where he saw it: the loader's hatch of a tank in Cambodia. His military experience, combined with his formal education in history and Latin, has made him one of the foremost writers of realistic action SF and fantasy. His bestselling Hammer's Slammers series is credited with creating the genre of modern Military SF. He often wishes he had a less interesting background.Dave lives with his family in rural North Carolina.
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Birth date: September 24, 1945
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Brian's Book Blog rated it 7 months ago
Collection of longer stories/novellas than in Volume 1.Each one focuses more on a few individuals within the Slammers rather than trying to cover a whole army. This means the characters really come through in each story.There's a lot of combat, Drake describes the action well. There's some explanati...
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YouKneeK rated it 2 years ago
Ranks of Bronze is a military science fiction story with much emphasis on the “military” aspect. It features soldiers from ancient Rome who have been recruited by an odd commander to fight various odd enemies, which they’re transported to via odd methods while enjoying odd forms of recuperation and...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it 2 years ago
A classic bit of sci-fi from 1951, presented here with some background info about how it came to be - this is a pretty nice format, I'd be very happy to read a lot more of these Rosetta e-books. The background info is just enough to place it in the overall world of SF, and not so much you're dazed ...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it 2 years ago
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.com & Bookstooge's Reviews o...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
First volume in the collected Hammers Slammers stories.Overall, it's a good collection, following Alois Hammer from being the commander of one of the best mercenary regiments around to the Presiden of a whole planet.The stories focus more on the people in the regiment rather than the why's and where...
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