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July 29, 2005
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EMU military expert makes History Channel debut July 31

YPSILANTI - Military expertRobert Citino, an award-winning history professor at Eastern Michigan University, will appear on the History Channel Sunday, July 31, at 8:30 a.m.  Citino will be discussing Japan during the last eight months of World War II.

 “Their cities were in flames. There was no hope of a victory. Why didn’t they surrender?” asks Citino, whose discussion will air on the program “Downfall,” which is part of the HistoryCENTER series.

Citino is one of the nation’s recognized authorities on military operations in both world wars. His seventh book, “The German Way of War” will be available in fall 2005.

His book on the German army, “Quest for Decisive Victory,” (Kansas 2002) was the History Book Club’s featured selection in August 2002.

Citino, who teaches military history, wrote his first book in 1987. His previous books are “The Rise and Development of Armored Warfare: A Reference Guide;”  “Germany and the Union of South Africa in the Nazi Period;” “The Evolution of Blitzkrieg Tactics: Germany Defends Itself Against Poland, 1918-1933;” and “Crane Army Ammunition Activity Annual Historical Review Fiscal Years 1980-1983.”

Citino, who resides in Ypsilanti, won EMU’s Teaching I Award in 1993 for his enthusiasm in the classroom and his ability to inspire student interest in history.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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