TO THE END OF THE EARTH: The US Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945-John C. McManus
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Dutton Caliber will publish the final volume in McManus’ all-encompassing Pacific War trilogy on May 2, TO THE END OF THE EARTH: The US Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945 (Dutton Caliber; May 2023). In the series’ final book, McManus wastes no time dropping readers into the violent, complicated, and heroic chaos of the Pacific War – from the liberation of the Philippines to the Japanese surrender – zeroing in on the massive impact of the US Army and the seemingly insurmountable hurdles soldiers faced in the march towards victory. For readers diving into McManus’ work for this first time, TO THE END OF THE EARTH can easily be read as a standalone, a deep diveinto a pivotal year in military history, and for those who have been invested since the first book, McManus delivers a conclusion well-worth the wait. John C. McManus is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of U.S. military history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). As one of the nation’s leading military historians, and a recipient ofthe prestigious GilderLehrman Prize for Military History, and the author of fourteen previous well received books on the topic, he is in frequent demand as a speaker and expert commentator. In addition to dozens of local and national radio programs, he has appeared on CNN, Fox News, C-Span, the Military Channel, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Netflix, the Smithsonian Network, the History Channel and PBS, among others. He also served as historical advisor for the bestselling book and documentary Salinger, the latter of which appeared nationwide in theaters and on PBS’s American Masters Series. During the 2018-2019 academic year, he was inresidence at the U.S. Naval Academy as the Leo A. Shifrin Chair ofNaval and Military History, a distinguished visiting professorship.

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