The International Conference on WWII – Meet the Speakers
The National WWII Museum’s annual International Conference on WWII is just around the corner. Conference hotel rooms are nearly gone and the All-Access passes are selling fast. Anyone who has ever attended the Museum’s Conference can attest that this is an experience not to be missed. But just in case you might still be on the fence. We’d like to introduce you to some of our esteemed speakers in a series of upcoming blog posts. Today’s featured speakers are Dr. Donald L. Miller and Dr. Allan Millet.
Dr. Donald L. Miller
Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College. He has appeared in numerous PBS and the History Channel programs, including A Biography of America on PBS. He is the author of eight books, including the prize-winning City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and The Making of America, The Story of World War II and D-Days in the Pacific. Miller’s book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany was recently selected to serve as the primary source for HBO’s newest World War II miniseries. He currently sits on the Museum’s “Presidential Counselors” advisory board.
Dr. Allan Millett
Col. Allan R. Millett, USMCR (Ret.), is the director of the University of New Orleans Eisenhower Center for American Studies and the Ambrose professor of American history. His books include Their War for Korea: American, Asian, and European Combatants and Civilians, 1945—1953 (Brassey’s, Inc., 2002). The recipient of the 2008 Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement, Colonel Millett lives in New Orleans.
Miller and Millett presented “Guadalcanal: The First Offensive” with James Hornfischer at the 2011 International Conference on WWII.