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

Program date: October 16, 2020
The Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society
We are pleased to announce John C. McManus, one of the most highly acclaimed historians of World War II and the author of Fire and Fortitude: The U.S. Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 (Dutton Caliber), as the winner of the 2019 Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society. Jointly administered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the New-York Historical Society, this award seeks to engage public discourse in wartime studies, international relations, and diplomacy.

In conversation with historian Andrew Roberts, Chair of the 2019 Judging Committee for the Prize, McManus explores the critical early years of World War II's Pacific Theater, from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the Battle of Makin in 1943. Recorded October 16, 2020  

Creative: Tronvig Group