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About Me

I am something of a vagabond. A security consultant by trade, a writer by desire, a history buff by birth and a keeper of useless knowledge by design. The biggest thing about me is that I keep my head down, take notes and try not to get caught in the crossfire.

Christopher Eger is a first generation American of Russian-German descent and has been a student of military history and hoplologist for more that 30 years.

He is a member of the US Press Association, Company of Military Historians, the US Naval Institute, US Navy League, the International Naval Research Organization, The Fiction Writers Platform and a Mississippi State Guardsman. He is a security consultant to the federal government and author of more than 5,000 published articles, essays and papers. He is a firearms and impact weapons trainer as well a less than lethal weapons instructor. He formerly worked as a corporate trainer for a fortune 100 company, the department head of a county law enforcement office, and for one of the top ten defense contractors in the country. He a staff writer and naval consultant to Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, and assignment manager for Guns.com. Christopher has been published in the magazines England Expects, Sea Classics, and Mississippi Sportsman, the newsletters Combat Forums and Strike First-Strike Fast and has appeared on Pacific Radio News on the subject of military history. He worked with a German documentary film crew covering U-Boats sunk in American water and a number of his works have also been republished in a variety of outlets.

He is currently working on a comprehensive English language book on the Russian Civil War as well as taking a stab at fiction while working towards his MA.

His novel about the upcoming zombie apocalypse was published in 2013 by Necro Press, entitled Last Stand on Zombie Island, which was followed up by a prequel novella.

In all, he has written or contributed to over a dozen books. A full list of his books appears on his Amazon page.

Chris believes that journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings said it best when he stated ” A generation ago, people who wrote so-called military history were …chiefly in the business of describing which division went this way and that division went that way—the minutiae of campaigns-Today by contrast, people like me…are above all in the business of describing human experience. Which seems to us overwhelmingly the most important contribution we have to make about this instance of events.”

15 responses to “About”

  1. Dr. Phil says :

    For a first book, yours is one of the better ones in the genre, Chris. It does not overplay the blood and guts typical of other zombie yarns. I was just wondering if you plan a sequel; most zombie books never detail what happens when the zombies rot away and civilization starts returning to normal; that would be refreshing!

  2. Zombie Spirituality says :

    I am almost done with the book and I love it…Great stuff, I need more like zombies need flesh..

  3. Robert Bruce says :

    8 Jul 13
    Christopher — Doing research in advance of the planned MAT-49 live-fire photo shoot later this month, I found your excellent piece The MAT-49: The best gun France ever made?
    Loved the historical background you provided and even more so the archive pix.
    Any chance of arranging to “borrow” the portrait of Pierre Monteil?
    Assuming, of course you can grant permission to use it…
    If not, I’d appreciate a contact to arrange that.
    Most cordially, Robert Bruce
    Military Affairs Editor http://www.smallarmsreview.com
    804-769-7897 ( Virginia)
    RBRUCEPIX@aol.com

  4. Anthony says :

    Interesting to see your blog banner head picture is the guns at fort Scratchly. These guns actually fired in anger during ww2. They were lobbing shells at a Japanese sub which had taken a few potshots at the BHP Steel works, they missed by miles and hit the streets behind Fort Scratchly. As a kid, these guns were in King Edward park, Newcastle’s public park over looking Newcastle beach.

    The guns are now a tourist attraction and are fired on special occasions. The fort Scratchly museum have applied for permission to fire them at midday.

    There is plenty of information on the web about the guns at Fort Scratchly.

  5. Roger Cook says :

    Hello Christopher,

    On your page re USS Alarm you showed an internal photo, and said it was the 15 inch gun with shell.

    I think the photo shows the inside of the bows of the experimental torpedo boat USS Intrepid of 1874.

    The Alarm’s 15 inch Dahlgren was mounted on the deck behind the bow hatch.

    Like the later HMS Polyphemus the Intrepid had a torpedo tube mounted low down inside the ram. The pointed object waiting to be loaded is an early Whitehead torpedo.

    I am compiling an encyclopedia for my UK editor on the TORPEDO, and it would be good to have a copy of the photo to include in my book, if you are agreeable.

    Kind regards

    Roger Cook
    Website & Blog: rogerbranfillcook.eu
    Email: roger.cook801@yahoo.fr

  6. Jordan Burnside says :

    Chris… best couple of zombie island free zones- Dauphin Island (right outside of Mobile, AL… Key West, FL… and Kodiak, AK. You’re the man. Just learn that the FN FiveseveN is key to survival. Much Love. JB

  7. Marc English says :

    CE
    My grandfather was on the USS Colorado (ACR-7) in 1905. Am trying to find ANY literature, books, journals, that explain and detail it’s ports of call, missions, dates, etc.

    Also wondering best wat to find his military records from same era. Thanx.
    Marc

  8. Britt Berden says :

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of my SP 101, and thank you for the complements. I’m very honored to be mentioned in such a well written article

  9. Brian Herbek says :

    Christopher- surely you’ve seen this, but if not, worth a look! https://imgur.com/gallery/dVSnP

  10. Manuel García García (Barcelona) says :

    Hola. Lamento no escribir en inglés. Soy Manuel García (Barcelona), autor de varios de las acuarelas de buque de la Armada Española. Gracias por su publicación. Si desean otros cuadros del mismo tema, con agrado se los enviaré. Indiquen una direccion de email.
    Ahora estoy trabajando en el cuadro nº 25.
    Un saludo desde Barcelona.

  11. Manuel García García (Barcelona) says :

    Manuel García García-Barcelona. Si desean otras acuarelas de buques de la Armada, indiquenme una direrccion de email.
    Gracias por publicar mis trabajos.
    Un saludo.
    Manuel

  12. Keith Gascoine says :

    Hello Chris,
    I am compiling a book for the 50th anniversary of my 1966 graduation from the Royal Australian Naval College and would like to use some of the images on the zombie island website, and now seek your permission to do so (assuming of course that you hold the copyright to them).
    I am willing to show you the drafts to date so you can see what I am doing.
    Best regards,
    Keith Gascoine

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