The Star of Africa is now a completed screenplay by screenwriter Michael Droberg and Colin D. Heaton, registered with WGAE. See Michael's work on his website at www.michaeldroberg.com
We have had great interest from the film and TV community about this project. Please feel free to contact us should your company also have an interest in this or other books to film. We have the proposal and treatment/teaser completed for review as well.
See our two pages on this website dedicated to the book and Hans-Joachim Marseille for the back story and photographs. Also see below for our foreign translations of this amazing pilot and his story, as told by those who knew him, and fought against him.
As a military historian, nothing provides insights better than first person observations, captured for all time. John Frederick's book is a window into the past, when celebrities were larger than life. His first person accounts of these legendary performers increases our knowledge of American history in general, and the history of Hollywood's past in particular. Entertaining while educational, I highly recommend this book for high school age persons and above. Personally, I consider it one of the best nonfiction and non-military books I have ever read.
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Scott A. Huesing is a retired USMC Infantry Major with over 24 years of service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments and he conducted operations in over 60 countries worldwide.
During his deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.
He had the privilege to command Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines as part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC) while attached to 1-9 Infantry Battalion ("Manchu"), 1st Brigade Combat Team (1 BCT "Ready First"), United States Army (USA) as part of the Surge Strategy in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
See Major Scott Huesing's Fox and Friends interview that aired on February 20, 2018 regarding the book and his Marines at
In September 2018 Major Scott Huesing and Maj Gen James E. Livingston held a symposium and discussion on the Battle of Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. Link is below.
The Star of Africa in French
French publisher Heimdal has released The Star of Africa in French, so look out for those if you have French speaking family and friends. If you place orders through us, or just contact us, we can send signed bookplates for any books ordered.
The Star of Africa in Finnish
Released in 2014
from Casemate Publishing
Go to the Four War Boer Page for more Information and a full photo layout of Pieter Krueler's Life
See the interview of May 3, 2013 with Colin about the new book on Southern Sense Radio. Link is below
The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German Army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil War to World War II, this time with the Allies, and on into the latter part of the 20th century, when he served as a mercenary during the 1960s Congo Crisis.This material includes a wealth of fascinating new information, and breaks the great secrecy surrounding Rhodesian and South African special operations, as unveiled through the experience of a man who was a founding father of counterinsurgency in Africa.
Released in 2014
New Addition to the History and Military Book Clubs!
The next book in The German Aces Speak series features Erich Hartmann, Johannes Steinhoff, Dietrich Hrabak and Gunther Rall
Review of our manuscript from the late WW II fighter ace Barrie Davis
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