John R. Bruning is the author and collaborator on many bestselling books. His latest work is Race of Aces: WWII’s Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Master of the Sky (Hachette Books, 2020). He is also the author of Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII (Hachette Books).
Bruning’s other books include Outlaw Platoon with Sean Parnell (William Morrow), House to House: A Soldier’s Memoir with David Bellavia (Free Press), How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq with Matthew Alexander (Free Press), Shadow of the Sword: A Marine’s Journey of War, Heroism and Redemption with Jeremiah Workman (Ballantine), and The Devil’s Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at War in Iraq (Zenith).
Bruning has consulted for museums in both the U.S. and Europe, and for computer companies such as Sierra Online and Microsoft. He has helped produce more than a dozen historical documentaries. He lives with his family in Independence, Oregon.