IN PERSON + VIRTUAL
Meet the Author
Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War July 1937-May 1942
With author Richard Frank, in conversation with Rob Citino, PhD
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. (CT)
As a part of the Museum’s 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor programming, one of our closest friends and advisors joins our Senior Historian for a conversation on his book and the events surrounding and during the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
In 1937, the swath of the globe east from India to the Pacific Ocean encompassed half the world’s population. Japan’s onslaught into China that year unleashed a tidal wave of events that fundamentally transformed this region and killed about twenty-five million people.
Frank’s first book in his trilogy on the Pacific War, Tower of Skulls is an extraordinary World War II narrative that vividly portrays the battles across this entire region and links those struggles on many levels with their profound twenty-first-century legacies.
Richard Frank is an internationally renowned expert on the Pacific War. After graduating from the University of Missouri, he was commissioned in the US Army, in which he served for nearly four years, including a tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam as an aerorifle platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division. Frank completed studies at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Soon afterwards he began research on his first book, Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of Landmark Campaign, which was published in 1990 and won the United States Marine Corps’ General Wallace M. Greene Award.