ICL: HOW WINSTON CHURCHILL AND FDR SAVED THE WORLD - 6 Sessions
HOW WINSTON CHURCHILL AND FDR SAVED THE WORLD by Bob Short
We will follow Winston Churchill’s career from its beginning in the early 1900s to its peak in the 1940s and to his last term as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Much of the course will focus on the crucial role Churchill played in World War II, when he forged a partnership with America’s President Franklin Roosevelt that not only made victory over Hitler’s Nazis possible but also changed the dynamics of a modern world for the remainder of the century.
This course will focus on Churchills "Early Life," the "Wooing of Roosevelt", and "His careers as a soldier and war reporter", His Relationship with Joseph Stalin and the role of the 'big three' in World War 2". It will look at "A day in the life of Churchill", and "His wilderness years after leading the British empire". We will also discuss "The effect of his books and speeches on world affairs", and finally, "the death of a statesman".
Bob Short studied Churchill with Professor Michael Sheldon of Indiana State University and has availed himself of lectures by other noted Churchill scholars provided by the Great Course series for home study. After retiring in 2001, Bob returned to his native north Georgia mountains to concentrate on preserving Georgia's political history. He became the creator of an oral history series entitled "Reflections on Georgia Politics" for Young Harris College's Zell and Shirley Miller Library and the Richard B. Russell Library For Political Studies and Research at the University of Georgia.