Books by Michael Fass, Napoleon’s Drop and Salute Me When You See Me are available to purchase directly from Michael or from Amazon. See below for more details.
Napoleon’s Drop by Michael Fass
Following his defeat at Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled on St Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic. Here, the ex-emperor and his companions are imprisoned at Longwood House guarded day and night by over 3,000 soldiers and sailors.
Meanwhile, his supporters in Great Britain, the Americas and on the island itself, plot their hero’s escape while officials at the Alien Office in London work ceaselessly to prevent it. As tensions rise across the Atlantic World, Robert Fulton, the American inventor of the world’s first submarine, Nautilus, is persuaded to lend his underwater craft for a daring rescue attempt to be launched from Buenos Aires that will bring Napoleon to freedom.
Michael’s historical fiction novel re-creates the world of Napoleon’s final years including many historical figures that bring the story to life. See the cast of characters.
Salute Me When You See Me by Michael Fass
After a successful start as a young officer in the pre-war British Army, Johnny Fass became one of the best known trainers of men in the war-time Household Division. He subsequently achieved success as a junior staff officer before reaching the pinnacle of his career when he joined the staff at COSSAC the organisation responsible for the planning of Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings in Normandy.
Here he found himself working at the highest levels of the politico-military direction of the war in the West.
Sailing for France in June 1944 he was killed in action outside Caen shortly afterwards whilst in command of the First Battalion, Welsh Guards, eight days after the birth of his son.
This is the story, by his son Michael, of the father he never knew. It weaves together one of the most critical events of WWII with the social history of the era.