John Wukovits is a historian, military expert, and the author of many books, including Eisenhower: A Biography; Pacific Alamo; and Dogfight over Tokyo. He has also written numerous articles for such publications as WWII History, Naval History, and World War II.
After attending Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and received a bachelor's degree in history, then went on to earn a master’s degree in American History from Michigan State University.
Wukovits has researched World War II history for more than thirty years, focusing mainly on the Pacific Theater. Along the way, he has interviewed close to 400 veterans.
One of his recent books, Soldiers of a Different Cloth, reveals the untold stories of 35 chaplains from the University of Notre Dame who served in both theaters of the war. A motion picture adaptation of his book Hell from the Heavens is currently in pre-production, with Mel Gibson slated to direct.
John Wukovits spoke with Profiles host Aaron Cain.