Aug. 12, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson

EMU Military Expert Films Pilot for History Channel

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan’s 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 nation’s 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 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, 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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EDITOR’S NOTE: Citino is one of Eastern Michigan University’s many experts available for interviews on a diverse range of topics. For a complete listing of Eastern Experts, go to