Dr. John C. McManus, associate professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will speak at the new National Archives in St. Louis on Tuesday, Dec. 6. McManus is one of three panelists who will contribute to a panel discussion titled “Remembering Pearl Harbor: 70 Years Later.”
The event will take place at the National Archives facility, which is located at 1 Archives Drive in St. Louis, next to Hazelwood East Middle School on Dunn Road. A social reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.
The panel discussion will examine various aspects of the Dec. 7, 1941, strike on Pearl Harbor. McManus relates he “will cover the Pearl Harbor attack and its impact on the subsequent fighting of the Pacific War.”
An expert in military history, McManus teaches courses on the Civil War, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the American combat experience in the 20th century. He has also published nine books; his latest work, September Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Far, will be published next August.
In 2007, the History News Network named McManus a top young historian.