John Boileau is the bestselling author of a dozen books of historical non-fiction. He has literally written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, book reviews and opinion pieces. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the history and heritage of Nova Scotia. Mr. Boileau served in the Canadian Army for 37 years, retiring as a colonel in 1999. He is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and is currently Honourary Colonel of The Halifax Rifles.