John C. McManus Wins Gilder Lehrman Prize
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has awarded John C. McManus the seventh annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 (Dutton). The $50,000 prize is bestowed annually in recognition of the best book in the field of military history published in English during the previous calendar year. The book was chosen from a list of 76 books submitted for consideration. The announcement was made in September and the award program will be available for viewing online today.