Book cover of To the End of the Earth: The US Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945 by John McManus
Asia

To the End of the Earth: The US Army and the Downfall of Japan, 1945 

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. John C. McManus, winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History, concludes his magisterial series, described by the Wall Street Journal as being “as vast and splendid as Rick Atkinson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Liberation Trilogy,” with this brilliant final volume. […Learn More]

Book cover of Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 by John McManus
History

Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943

“Out here, mention is seldom seen of the achievements of the Army ground troops,” wrote one officer in the fall of 1943, “whereas the Marines are blown up to the skies.” Even today, the Marines are celebrated as the victors of the Pacific, a reflection of a well-deserved reputation for valor. Yet the majority of fighting and dying in the war against Japan was done not by Marines but by unsung Army soldiers […Learn More]