Books by John C. McManus

Released: Aug. 1, 2019

"A moderately revisionist, entirely engrossing WWII history."
An expert, opinionated World War II history with some unsettling conclusions. Read full book review >
Released: May 6, 2014

"An exciting account from the personable point of view of the soldier."
A focused tale of the hellish ascendancy of the U.S. Army's famed 1st Infantry Division on June 6, 1944, underscoring how the Normandy invasion nearly went terribly awry. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Not for the squeamish, but full of valuable insights."
A look at the role of infantry and the common soldier's experience in America's wars. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2008

"Dedicated military buffs have a bottomless appetite for such battle minutia, but general readers may feel the urge to skim."
In the first of a planned two-volume account, McManus (Military History/Univ. of Missouri, Rolla; Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible, 2005, etc.) offers a nuts-and-bolts chronicle of the only regiment to serve in every American war since the 19th century. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Of great interest to students of WWII history, and a fine textbook for the military academies, with as many negative as positive examples for future strategists."
A noisy, bloody, and highly readable account of the three-month-long Battle of Normandy. Read full book review >