Blaine Pardoe

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Blaine Lee Pardoe is an award winning author, known primarily for writing the Battletech and MechWarrior: Dark Age series of science fiction books, business management books,[1] military history works on a number of Great War topics, and true crime (Secret Witness) works.

Pardoe is one of the original writers for Battletech's fiction. He contributes more stories to on-line pay-to-read fiction website, Battlecorps. His best known book in the MechWarrior Dark Ages line is Surrender Your Dreams. In 2008 his book on Frank Luke Jr., Terror of the Autumn Skies, was released (Skyhorse Publishing, 2008).[2]

Blaine Pardoe is an award winning author, having won the Historical Society of Michigan's State History Award in 2011 and the Silver Medal from the Military Writer's Society of America the same year for his book Lost Eagles (University of Michigan Press) about Frederick Zinn of the Lafayette Flying Corps. His books have appeared on several bestseller lists both on and in newspapers.

Pardoe has appeared on numerous television and radio programs promoting his book and has been a guest speaker at the U.S. National Archives, the U.S. Navy Museum, the Mariner's Museum, and the New York Military Affairs Symposium. He is a researcher, historian and writer specializing in topics around the Great War. Most recently he has branched out into other genres including true crime with his book Secret Witness written about a postal bombing in Marshall Michigan in 1967.

Pardoe lives in Amissville Virginia.[2]


  1. ^ "The Bad Guy's (And Gal's) Guide to Office Politics". March 31, 1998. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "A moment with Pardoe". Culpeper Star-Exponent. October 2, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 

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