John F. Wukovits is a military expert specializing in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He is the author of many books, including Eisenhower: A Biography; Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island; One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa; and American Commando: Evans Carlson, His WWII Marine Raiders, and America’s First Special Forces Mission. He has also written numerous articles for such publications as WWII History, Naval History, and World War II. He is a resident of Trenton, Michigan and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Articles by John Wukovits

Hand-colored portrait of Charles Natter
Naval History and Heritage Command

'Born to Command During a Crisis'

By John F. Wukovits
December 2016
The harbor, usually bustling with U.S. warships entering or leaving under the luxuriant Hawaiian sun, was instead that 7 December morning shrouded with smoke. The battlewagons along Battleship Row, once ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

'Dear Admiral Halsey'

By John Wukovits
April 2016
Greek dramatists would have loved Admiral William F. Halsey Jr.’s tenure in the Pacific. His stirring leadership from December 1941 into the first half of 1944 anchored his position among ...

Books by John Wukovits