FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 12, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
Military Expert Films Pilot for History Channel
Eastern Michigans military expert Robert Citino, an award-winning history
professor at Eastern Michigan University, will be in New York City Thursday,
Aug. 14, filming a pilot for a new series on the History Channel called Hard
Target. Citino will discuss the failure of U.S. intelligence before the
Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
Citino is one of the nations
recognized authorities on military operations in both world wars. His book on
the German army, Quest for Decisive Victory, (Kansas 2002) was the
History Book Clubs 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 EMUs 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, metropolitan 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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EDITORS NOTE: Citino is one of Eastern Michigan Universitys many experts available for interviews on a diverse range of topics. For a complete listing of Eastern Experts, go to www.emich.edu/univcomm/easternexperts.