Haney is the author of “When is daddy coming home?”: an American family in World War II.
That moment, when Haney learned of his father’s death in the final months of WWII, changed his and his mother’s lives forever. In this emotionally powerful book, Haney, a professional historian, explores the impact of war on an American family. Through his father’s letters he reveals the war’s effect on a man who fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 17th Airborne but wanted nothing more than to return home.
Richard Carlton Haney earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and later graduated from West Point’s post-Ph.D. military history program and the army’s National Security Seminar at Carlisle Barracks.