Tag: John C. McManus

In new book, military historian takes ‘boldly revisionist’ look at World War II in the Pacific

Posted by on July 10, 2019

Dr. John C. McManus, a military historian whose most recent books have dealt with the U.S. Army’s experience during World War II in Europe, now sets his sights on the Army’s role in the Pacific theater of World War II in a new book, the first of a two-volume history of the struggle. Fire and […]

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Missouri S&T professor receives Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing

Posted by on October 30, 2018

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history and political science at Missouri S&T and one of the nation’s most distinguished military historians, has won the Thomas Fleming Award for Outstanding Military History Writing for his upcoming journal article on Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s stealth campaign for the 1944 Republican presidential nomination. A $5,000 cash prize accompanies the award.

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Ground troops are key to wartime success, says S&T historian

Posted by on September 15, 2014

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Air strikes never fully succeed in winning a war, says military historian John C. McManus, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He says American troops on the ground have proven throughout recent history to be the crucial difference between victory and defeat.

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New book answers remaining questions surrounding D-Day

Posted by on April 24, 2014

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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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McManus’ latest tome focuses on ‘willing and able’ 7th Infantry

Posted by on May 23, 2008

Generally regarded as the most distinguished regiment in the U.S. Army, the 7th Infantry Regiment has fought in almost every engagement since the battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Its lineage is detailed in a new book by Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Dr. John C. McManus.

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S&T historian wins state book award

Posted by on May 2, 2008

Dr. John C. McManus, associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, recently received the 2008 Missouri Conference on History Book Award. The award is given to the best book on any historical topic written by a Missouri resident published in 2007. McManus received the award for his book Alamo in the […]

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UMR historian simplifies military history for dummies

Posted by on November 8, 2007

This fall, University of Missouri-Rolla author and military historian John C. McManus will release his sixth book on military history, a down-to-earth study that covers everything from the French and Indian War through the war in Iraq. The book, titled U.S. Military History for Dummies, will be released Nov. 12.

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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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