Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in history from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He is also the author of several wargames. The author lives in Dunn Loring, VA.
"Mark Stille, a World War II naval history expert has completely reworked Campaign Number 30, originally published in 1994, using substantial new research. This new edition gives an accurate order of battle for both sides and it clarifies many of the myths surrounding the battle." --www.mataka.org (October 2010) "Mark Stille summarizes the battle without missing a beat...His creative style in presenting all this information makes for a quick overview and interesting read of one of perhaps the most important battles in the Pacific during World War II. If you want an interesting and fast reading summary of The Battle of Midway, this is a must have book." --www.mataka.org (January 2011) "Mark Stille has written a masterful work ... Midway 1942 is a seminal work on one of WWII's greatest naval battles ... [for] anyone who desires to study the battle of Midway in minute detail." --Ken Williams, IPMS/USA "It is difficult for me to find any complaint with this work ... Whether you are new to the climatic battle, or a Midway enthusiast, Midway 1942 offers an element of interest for anyone. I highly recommend this book." --Frederick Boucher, Model Shipwrights "If you want insight into an operation that has had a lot of press over the last decade or so, or just a fascinating read, then this is the book for you." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2010)