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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Leaders of World War II: Part I

February 25, 2012

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar Featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg

Gerhard WeinbergCome join the world’s most eminent historian of World War II to learn about the leading personalities of this world-wide conflagration. In this two-part series, held on consecutive Saturdays, Gerhard L. Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, will draw on his broad and detailed knowledge of the decisive decisions, battles, and events to focus on the men who made history. In this first seminar, Professor Weinberg will lecture on Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kai-shek.

Speaker

Gerhard Weinberg retired from teaching at Carolina in 1999, but remains active in his field. He is one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of World War II and National Socialist Germany. He is the author of ten books, including A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II, which received three major awards for scholarship, was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and is widely considered to be the best single-volume history of World War II. Most recently, Professor Weinberg was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award, a lifetime achievement prize for excellence in military writing.

Topics 

Adolf Hitler

Benito Mussolini

Winston Churchill

Chiang Kai-shek

Time and Cost

9:15 a.m. through 4:15 p.m. Saturday February 25, 2011. The tuition is $125 ($110 by February 3). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by February 3). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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