Stephen Dando-Collins

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Stephen Dando-Collins is an award-winning Australian historical author and novelist, with books centred on Antiquity, American history, British history, Australian history, and French history. He also writes children's novels, the first of which, Chance in a Million, (Hodder Headline, Sydney, 1998), was filmed by PolyGram as Paws, starring Billy Connolly. In 2012, he launched the critically acclaimed Caesar the War Dog series of children's novels, based on the true stories of modern day military dogs serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere. He also contributes articles to various journals such as BBC History Magazine and Australian Heritage Magazine, and lectures about his books around the world. Dando-Collins worked in advertising in Australia and Britain as a graphic designer, copywriter, creative director, and senior advertising agency executive. An independent marketing consultant for some years, he ran the Australian operations of an American market research company before moving to Noosa Heads, and then to the Tamar Valley in Tasmania, where he was born, and where he now writes full-time. website: [1]


  • Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome (Wiley, New York, 18 January 2002)
  • Nero's Killing Machine : The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion (Wiley, Hoboken, 1 November 2004)
  • The Inquest (I-Books, New York, 22 February 2005)
  • Standing Bear Is a Person: The True Story of a Native American's Quest for Justice (Da Capo, Cambridge, Mass, 30 September 2005)
  • Cleopatra's Kidnappers : How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar (Wiley, Hoboken, 28 October 2005)
  • Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor (Wiley, Hoboken, 1 November 2006)
  • Blood of the Caesars: How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome (Wiley, Hoboken, 1 February 2008)
  • Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny: The True Story of the Military Coup That Turned Australia into a Two-Year Rebel Republic[2] (Random House, Sydney, 1 October 2007).
  • Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer (Da Capo, Cambridge, Mass, 1 September 2008).
  • Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, the Australasian Rabbit Plague & a Ten Million Dollar Prize[3](Random House, Sydney, 1 September 2008). Winner, 2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Award, Science category. Shortlisted, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.
  • The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome,' (Wiley, Hoboken, 8 February 2010).
  • The Great Fire of Rome: The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City.' (Da Capo, Cambridge, Mass, 7 September 2010).
  • Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion.' (Quercus,London, 28 October 2010).
  • Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, the True Story of Three Australian Brothers at War.' (Random House, Sydney, 1 April 2011).
  • Taking Hawaii: How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff.' (E-Reads, New York, 24 April 2012).[4]
  • Caesar the War Dog,' children's novel. (Random House, Sydney, 1 July 2012).
  • Mistaken Identity:The Trials of Joe Windred.' Random House, Sydney, 1 August 2012).
  • 'Caesar the War Dog, Operation Blue Dragon.' Random House, Sydney, 1 August 2013.
  • 'Sir Henry Parkes, the Australian Colossus.' Random House, Sydney, 1 October 2013.
  • 'Rise of an Empire.' Wiley, Atlanta, 1 February 2014.
  • 'Tank Boys.' Random House, Sydney, 1 February 2014.
  • 'Caesar the War Dog, Operation Pink Elephant.' 1 August 2014.
  • 'Caesar the War Dog, Operation Green Parrot.' January, 2015.
  • 'Operation Chowhound, the Most Risky, Most Glorious US Bomber Mission of World War 2.' Palgrave Macmillan,New York, 24 February 2015.