Haydn Williams WWII Memorial Legacy Lecture

12th Annual Haydn Williams
World War II Memorial Legacy Lecture

The Haydn Williams WWII Memorial Legacy Lecture is an annual public lecture series featuring preeminent historians and scholars speaking on the lasting significance and impact of World War II on America and the world.

Featuring award-winning professor, author, and military historian John C. McManus

"To the End of the Earth:
The U.S. Army and the Downfall of Japan"

November 13, 2024
9:00 a.m. ET.
Lincoln Hall Auditorium, National Defense University
Washington, DC

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John C. McManus is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of U.S. military history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). This professorship is bestowed by the University of Missouri Board of Curators on the most outstanding scholars in the University of Missouri system. McManus is the first ever Missouri S&T faculty member in the humanities to be named Curators’ Distinguished Professor. As one of the nation’s leading military historians, and the author of fifteen well received books on the topic, he is in frequent demand as a speaker and expert commentator, appearing on dozens of local and national radio and television programs. 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 in residence at the U.S. Naval Academy as the Leo A. Shifrin Chair of Naval and Military History, a distinguished visiting professorship. His current project is a major three volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific/Asia theater during World War II. He is the host of two podcasts, Someone Talked! and We Have Ways of Making You Talk in the USA alongside Al Murray and James Holland.

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