Blog Editor & Owner –

My name is Patrick Shrier and I am retired from the military after 23 years in the US Army. I was a 19D4XP5 Armored Cavalry Scout by Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).  I am currently  plan on opening my own business, writing books, and getting filthy rich. (I can dream can’t I) 🙂  I am married with one son, who is eighteen, and my wife is German. I have spent a total of 13 years in Europe and have dragged my family along to as many battlefields as I could.  My main interest is Prussian History from the 16th Century to 1918 with particular emphasis on the Wars of German Unification and World War I.

I completed my BA in World Military History in June of 2007 and an MA in European History in May 2011. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. I completed both history degrees with the American Military University (AMU) in Charles Town, WV.
I am a member of the Society for Military History, Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US, Life member of the Society of the First Infantry Division, and the Heimatkundlicher Arbeits- und Foerderkreis Kemnath und Umgebung e. V., my local historical society.
I have been a lifelong history fanatic and my wife tells me I am a geek. I travel quite often with family and they are now used to me dragging them to at least one battlefield or historical site per vacation.

Contributing Authors –

Andrew Levine is an American Engineer living in Central Europe. When he is not spending time with family, he is trekking in the Tatra mountains, or investigating medieval history, particularly that of the Baltic region.
He is the author of Nyklot, The Wendish Crusade, a historical novel of the Northern Crusades period.
His novel is available for free here in .mobi and .pdf format.