Course DescriptionIn this interactive guided discussion, participants will examine why the Allies won, and the Axis lost World War II. This question has fascinated historians since the end of the war in 1945 and has given rise to many explanations. Each week the discussion will revolve around one pivotal aspect of the war. Space is Limited.
- The Fight Against the U-boat
- Germany's Strategic Blunders
- Mass Production Warfare
- Strategic Bombing Campaigns in Europe and the Pacific
- Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- Date: Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
- Location: Lifelong Learning classrooms, Continuing Education Building
Member - $100
Non-member - $130
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $35.
About the Instructor
Edward Shapiro, Ph.D., earned his doctoral degree in history from Harvard University and taught American history at Seton Hall University for three decades. His books include “A Time for Healing: American Jews Since World War II" (1992); “We Are Many: Reflections on American Jewish History and Identity" (2005), “Crown Heights: Blacks, Jews, and the Brooklyn Riot of 1991" (2006), and "A Unique People in a Unique Land: Essays in American Jewish History" (2022). Shapiro has received awards and grants from the American Philosophical Society, the Oxford Center for Jewish Studies, and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel.