Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. The author lives in Abingdon, MD.
"Zaloga's high standards of research and his usual clear, concise writing style make this another valuable addition to Osprey's Second World War titles. If the reader desires a short, but thorough, account of the events surrounding the liberation of Paris, this work is now the best focused account available in English." --Mark Stille, World War II Quarterly (May 2008) "This writing sparkles. The artwork is dynamic. The maps and battle scences put the writer in the battle. I am new to the Camaign series, but if 'Liberation of Paris, 1944' sets the standard, I'm ready for campaign #195, what ever the title." --Richard N. Larsen, The Midwest Book Review (July 2008). "Steven J. Zaloga's Liberation of Paris 1944: Patton's Race for the Seine recounts the Operation Cobra battle that sent the Allies across France with plans to liberate the notoriously difficult Paris." --California Bookwatch (May 2008) "All of this is superbly illustrated not only by the artwork of Howard Gerrard, but also by the selection of period photographs. This all makes a superb book on the subject. One that I found most enjoyable and I know you will as well. It is a superb book on the subject and one that all students of American history should have in their libraries. I can recommend to you without reservation." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (May 2008)