Tag: John McManus

Video game to be based on book by S&T history professor

Posted by on July 20, 2017

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A book by a Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor is the basis for a tactical wartime video game set for release in 2018. Burden of Command follows the real-life missions of the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Regiment, also known as the “Cottonbalers,” during World War II, using American Courage, American Carnage, a […]

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Military expert addresses 100th anniversary of U.S. entrance into World War I

Posted by on April 6, 2017

It was the “War to End All Wars,” and America’s entrance into the conflict on April 6, 1917, dramatically shifted World War I in favor of the Allies. “The U.S. had a major impact on the outcome of World War I,” says military historian Dr. John C. McManus, the author of 12 books on war […]

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World War II historian’s latest book looks at the realities of aerial combat

Posted by on August 3, 2016

“Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II,” released in a new paperback edition on Tuesday, Aug. 2, takes an in-depth look at the dog fights that took place in the clouds above the European and the Pacific theaters of World War II. The book shares many personal accounts of American combat airmen between 1941 and 1945.

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New book tells the stories of U.S. soldiers who liberated concentration camps

Posted by on October 15, 2015

On April 4, 1945, American soldiers from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first Nazi concentration camp liberated in Germany during World War II. Military historian Dr. John C. McManus sheds new light on the experiences of the American soldiers who liberated and witnessed Ohrdruf, Buchenwald and Dachau in his new book, “Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany, April 1945.”

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S&T military historian earns National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Posted by on July 28, 2015

Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support McManus’ research for a new two-volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific and Asian theater during World War II. The NEH announced the award today (Tuesday, July 28).

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New book answers remaining questions surrounding D-Day

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Despite prolific historical documentation of D-Day, there are still questions that remain unanswered 70 years later, says Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His latest book takes a fresh look at Omaha Beach through the eyes of the 1st Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, and brings new perspective to the battle that began America’s rise as a superpower.

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UMR’s John McManus named Top Young Historian

Posted by on October 3, 2007

University of Missouri-Rolla war historian Dr. John C. McManus has been named to History News Network’s list of Top Young Historians.

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