By Jane Johnson Vottero

The latest book by presidential historian and bestselling author Craig Shirley ’78 recounts the final months of World War II. The long-awaited follow up to Shirley’s highly acclaimed December 1941, April 1945 tells of the final month of the Second World War. Vigorously researched and rich in details, the book explores the titanic final battles of the war and delves into events that transformed everyday lives of Americans and served as a catalyst for America’s shift into its role as a superpower.

In addition to these works on the Second World War, Shirley has written Citizen Newt, a biography of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and four best-selling biographies of President Ronald Reagan. His installment covering the 1980 presidential campaign, Rendezvous with Destiny, was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the five best campaign books of all time. The London Times has called Shirley “the best of the Reagan biographers.” He also authored the award-winning Mary Ball Washington, which features the untold story of George Washington’s mother.

ISBN-13: 9781400217083

Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Publication date: February 22, 2022

Pages: 528