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GW Stephen Brodsky, CD, PhD(Lit) has been an infantry paratrooper, UN Peacekeeper,college professor,and prolific writer of scholarly articles and fiction novels.

Background Information

Brodsky's first career as a soldier is reflected in his fields of research: literature of war, military elements in Renaissance drama and the works of Joseph Conrad. His Gentlemen of the Blade: A Social and Literary History of the British Army (Greenwood/Praeger, 1989) is a standard source. The novels in his Faust Legacy Quartet (Elysium/Wingspan, 2008), although fictional, find their origins in the author's experiences in dangerous places, from West Germany at the height of the Cold War, to Cyprus after the Time of Troubles, and Kashmir, still a tinderbox. 

Birth Place
Brantford,  Canada

Retired major, Canadian Forces (1949-83); US Army Ranger Distinguished Honour Graduate (1966); Canadian Forces Decoration, 2 clasps; PhD (U of York, UK)(1989); Toronto Sun short story competition winner (1985); retired as visiting Professor, Royal Roads Military College, Victoria, BC (1984-91).

Additional Information

Websites relating to books and articles by GW Stephen Brodsky number in the several hundreds. He is best known for his Gentlemen of the Blade,: A Social and Literary History of the British Army (1989). 2008 saw the publication of the four quasi-historical novels of the Faust Legacy Quartet: The Lame King: The Secret Life and Death of a Holocaust Criminal; The Phoenix Cage: Love and Madness in a Cold War; The Dikhelis Sign: Deaths of Honor on Aphrodite's Isle; and The Kali Pact: An Impolitic Tale of a Kashmir Idyll and a Tyrant's Strange End.

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