McManus honored for ‘Fire and Fortitude’

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Dr. John C. McManus, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of history at S&T, has been awarded the seventh annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943. The $50,000 prize is awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to recognize the best book in the field of military history published in English during the previous calendar year. 

The recorded award program will be featured on the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the New-York Historical Society websites on Nov. 5.

“McManus’s Fire and Fortitude is military history at its best, vividly narrated, full of human drama and heroism, restoring to view a painful but important dimension of the American fight in the Pacific in World War II,” says James Basker, president of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. “Every student of history will find it riveting.”

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