Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Biography

Nicholas Evan Sarantakes is an associate professor of strategy and policy. He earned a B.A. from the University of Texas, a M.A. from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. All three in history. He is the author of five books His most recent one is Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen (2012) that a review in The Wall Street Journal called a “superb story.” He is currently writing books on the battle of Manila, and the home front in World War II. He has written 27 academic, peer-reviewed articles and/or chapters.

Areas of Expertise

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

Professional Highlights

2008

Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College

2006

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

2005

Visiting Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

2004

Visiting Associate Professor, U.S. Air War College

2004

Campus Visiting Fellow, University of Salford

1999

Summer Fellow, U.S. Military Academy

1997

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

1997

Ph.D. in History, University of Southern California

Dissertation on the U.S. Occupation of Okinawa, 1945-1972
1991

M.A. in History, University of Kentucky

Thesis on John Foster Dulles and U.S.- Japan Peace Treaty of 1952
1989

B.A. in History, University of Texas at Austin

Education

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

One Powerful Fan: Nixon and Sports, 1969-1974
(Under Submission)

Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas
2012

Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War
New York: Cambridge University Press
2011

Allies against the Rising Sun: The United States, the British Nations, and the Defeat of Imperial Japan
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas
2009

Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. and Joseph Stilwell
College Station: Texas A&M University Press
2004

Keystone: The American Occupation of Okinawa and U.S.-Japanese Relations
College Station: Texas A&M University Press
2000

Awards and Decorations

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

Eagle Scout

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
Fellow

National Book Critics Circle

Royal Historical Society
Fellow

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Society for Military History

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