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Dr. John McManus spoke at the MU Extension Barton County banquet on Feb. 11 in Lamar, Missouri. His talk was titled “Grant and Eisenhower: Two Generals Who Became Presidents.”
McManus is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history. As a Presidential Engagement Fellow, he represents the University of Missouri System at speaking events throughout the state.
During the 2018-19 academic year, McManus was in residence at the U.S. Naval Academy as the Leo A. Shifrin Chair of Military History. He is currently working on a two-volume history of the U.S. Army in the Pacific and Asia theater during World War II. The first book of this series, Fire and Fortitude: The U.S. Army in the Pacific, 1941-1943, was published in 2019.