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Michael Collins
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Michael Collins is an American historian and author based near Albany, New York. 

He co-authored the book Voices of the Bulge with his good friend and co-author Martin King, and he is currently the historian for the 10th Armored Division Veterans Western Chapter. 

With help from the Western Chapter and Martin King, he fundraised and ran logistics for having a 10th Armored Division plaque dedicated next to a tank turret in Bastogne, Belgium in December, 2011 to commemorate the 10th Armored Division veterans who fought during the Battle of the Bulge. His primary interest is preserving the memory of World War II veterans through oral history and photographs. 

Michael has lectured on the importance of oral history and the Battle of the Bulge at numerous venues including colleges, military bases, and museums. He travelled on an extensive book tour of the north eastern United States with fellow co-author Martin King which included stops at West Point Military Academy, Fort Dix, Valley Forge Military College, and the U.S. Navy Museum. 

He has worked for various museums in the north eastern United States including the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, the New York State Military Museum and Veteran’s Research Center, and the Irish American Heritage Museum.   He currently works in the library’s audio-visual department at Siena College in Loudonville, NY.

Michael is interested in WWII history and 20th Century U.S. and European History, and received his Bachelor’s degree in history from Siena College and his Master’s degree in Public History from Central Connecticut State University. 

His latest book, The Tigers of Bastogne: Voices of the 10th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge, also with co-author Martin King, was published on 19 May, 2013 by Casemate Publishing (USA).

Michael's Books
The Tigers of Bastogne
The gallant stand of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne has long become part of historical and media legend. But how many students of the war realize there was already a U.S. unit holding the town when they arrived? And this unit—the 10th Armored Division—continued to play a major role in its defense throughout the German onslaught.In The Tigers of Bastogne, authors King and Collins finally detail the travails of this young armored division, which had only arrived in Europe that fall, yet found itself subject to the full brunt of Manteuffel’s Fifth Panzer Army in the Ardennes.