Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Nicholas Evan Sarantakes earned a B.A. from the University of Texas, an M.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, all of which were in history. He is the author of six books and currently writing books on the battle of Manila and the home front in World War II. He has won five writing awards and one teaching award.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Japan
  • Korean War
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College


Associate Professor, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College


Visiting Professor, University of Southern Mississippi


Visiting Associate Professor, U.S. Air War College


Campus Visiting Fellow, University of Salford


Summer Fellow, U.S. Military Academy


Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University--Commerce, Commerce, Texas


Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1997, History

M.A., University of Kentucky, 1991, History

B.A., University of Texas, 1989, History

C.V. or Resume

Research Contributions and Publications

Heroes on the Home Front: The Boy Scouts of America in World War II
(In writing stage)

Poisoned Victory: The Battle of Manila and the War in the Pacific
New York: Oxford University Press, Under Advance Contract

Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports, 1969-1974
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas

Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas

Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War
New York: Cambridge University Press

Allies against the Rising Sun: The United States, the British Nations, and the Defeat of Imperial Japan
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas

Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. and Joseph Stilwell
College Station: Texas A&M University Press

Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations
College Station: Texas A&M University Press

Awards and Decorations

"Thank a Prof" Teaching Award, Naval War College

Kiley Prize for best article in the Recall Section of Joint Forces Quarterly

Silver Pen Award given to CGSC Faculty for distinguished writing of an article
Two Awards

Bronze Pen Award given to CGSC Faculty for distinguished writing of reviews

H. Bailey Carroll Award for the best article in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Other Honors

Eagle Scout

Omicron Delta Kappa

The Daily Texan Staff Scholarship

Phi Alpha Theta

External Memberships and Associations

American Historical Association

Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society

National Book Critics Circle

Royal Historical Society

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Society for Military History

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