The St. Louis County Library Foundation Presents
Acclaimed Military Historian
John C. McManus
Author of “To the End of the Earth: The US Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945”
Presented by the Westfall Politics & History Series
Ethical Society of Saint. Louis
9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117
Military historian John McManus presents the final volume in his trilogy on the US Army in the Pacific War. The dawn of 1945 finds a US Army at its peak in the Pacific. Allied victory over Japan is all but assured. The only question is how many more months–or years–of fight does the enemy have left. Readers will walk in the boots of American soldiers and officers, braving intense heat, rampant disease, and a by-now suicidal enemy. At the same time, this outstanding narrative lays bare the titanic ego of the Pacific War’s most prominent general, Douglas MacArthur, and the complex challenges he faced in America’s lengthy occupation.
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