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Molly Guptill Manning is an author, historian, and associate professor of law at New York Law School. She has also worked as a supervisory staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and clerked for the Honorable Kevin Nathaniel Fox at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in American history from the University at Albany and a J.D. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. 

Praise for The War of Words

“Molly Guptill Manning asks all the right questions about American soldier-journalists.” — Daniel P. Bolger, Lieutenant General (U.S. Army), author of The Panzer Killers

"Manning's important book gives fresh meaning to the notion that the pen is mightier than the sword. Highly recommended." -- Susan Eisenhower, author of How Ike Led

Praise for When Books Went to War

“A thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account... I was enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

“Cultural history that does much to explain modern America” -- USA Today

Cosponsored by the History Department and Alumni Association at UAlbany.

Molly Guptill Manning, credit Martin Bentsen


Molly Guptill Manning

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Alumni House Conference Room
University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222  
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Event is free. Registration required:

Molly Guptill Manning, who grew up serving ice cream at her family’s famous Guptill’s Arena in Cohoes, is the author of the New York Times bestseller,

When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II (2014).


USA Today called it, “a tribute to the civilizing influence of books and a careful account of what it took – a lot – to ensure that U.S. fighting men had the right stuff to read.” Her new book is The War of Words: How America's GI Journalists Battled Censorship and Propaganda to Help Win World War II (2023). Manning graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UAlbany, earning both a BA (2001) and MA (2002) in History. (Photo credit: Martin Bentsen)

Molly Guptill Manning's The War of Words: How America's GI Journalists Battled Censorship and Propaganda to Help Win World War II

 (Photo credit: Martin Bentsen)

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