Rev. Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. to Speak at Truman State on President Harry Truman and the Atomic Bombings of Japan

Rev. Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. to Speak at Truman State on President Harry Truman and the Atomic Bombings of Japan

March 7, 2012

On Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., The Truman State Department of History will host Rev. Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C from Notre Dame University, who will deliver the 2012 Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture.  The Lecture will take place in the Student Union Building, Activities Room.

Rev. Miscamble, Professor of History at Notre Dame, will speak on his recently published book The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

At Notre Dame, Rev. Miscamble teaches U.S. diplomatic and political history.  His research focus is post World War II U.S. foreign policy.  The author of numerous books, two of his titles have received the Harry S. Truman Book Award.  Those have been George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950 (Princeton University Press, 1992) and From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

A native of Australia, Rev. Miscamble earned both a B.A. and a M.A. from the University of Queensland.  He then earned three degrees at Notre Dame: a Master of Divinity, a M.A. in history, and his Ph.D. in history.  He was ordained as a priest in 1988.

The Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture, established by Joseph Vreeland in memory of his wife who graduated from our university in 1973, gives the Truman community the opportunity to hear public lectures by scholars of international reputation.