John C. McManus earned a Ph.D. in American History and Military History from the University of Tennessee, where he served as assistant director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, helping oversee a project collecting the firsthand stories of American veterans of World War II. He is currently associate professor of U.S. military history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he teaches courses on the Civil War, World War II, Vietnam, U.S. Military History, and Modern American Combat Experience. He also currently serves as the official historian for the United States Army's Seventh Infantry Regiment.
"A riveting and deeply moving story of uncommon courage." --Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Longest Winter
"McManus's extensive research allows him to tell the story with verve and authority." --Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn
"A testament to men assigned the impossible who, through sheer willpower, almost pulled it off."--The Wall Street Journal
"McManus mines a rich and too-long-neglected vein of stories, many revealed here for the first time."--Mark Bando, author of 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy
"An absolutely riveting and vivid narrative that captures the full extent of the heroism of America's troops in Operation Market Garden...Military history at its finest."--Andrew Carroll, editor of the New York Times bestsellers War Letters and Behind the Lines
"McManus's crisply written book tells of the campaign as seen through the eyes of the privates, sergeants, and captains who jumped into the Netherlands and the air crews who got them there."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch