Friday, November 12th, 7pm CST
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Left Bank Books and The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Westfall Politics & History Series Presents Acclaimed Military Historian John C. McManus, Author of “Island Infernos: The US Army’s Pacific War Odyssey, 1944.”
In “Fire and Fortitude,”award-winning historian John C. McManus presented a riveting account of the US Army's fledgling fight in the Pacific following Pearl Harbor. Now, in “Island Infernos,” he explores the Army’s dogged pursuit of Japanese forces, island by island, throughout 1944, a year that would bring America ever closer to victory or defeat. Brilliantly researched and written, “Island Infernos” moves seamlessly from the highest generals to the lowest foot soldiers and in between, capturing the true essence of this horrible conflict. This masterful history is the second volume of McManus’s trilogy on the US Army in the Pacific War, proving McManus to be one of our finest historians of World War II.
Face masks required for all event attendees. St. Louis County Library is mindful of all CDC guidelines and social distancing requirements. Seating is limited and is first come, first serve.
Books for signing will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.