This course will examine Winston Churchill's defiant resistance to Adolph Hitler's ferocious attempt to subjugate Great Britain in 1940-1941. We will evaluate Churchill's strengths and weaknesses in resisting capitulation to the Nazi onslaught before the United States and Soviet Union entered the war on the side of the Allies. Eric Larson's riveting work chronicles events and brings to life this terrifying chapter of the war while providing vivid first-hand accounts of the experience of the major players - civilian, political and military. We will evaluate Churchill's leadership during this time in the context of his illustrious career.
Read: The Splendid and the Vile, Eric Larson
This course is offered with the generous support of the Association for Continuing Education (ACE).