Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
In this seminar, we will analyze major decisions made during the largest global conflict in history. We will examine the reasoning behind appeasement of Axis aggression in the 1930s; the German invasion of the Soviet Union; the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; the Allied bombing campaigns and demand for unconditional surrender; the Allied response to the Warsaw Uprising and the Holocaust; planning for the postwar world; the use of the atomic bomb; and the trial of Axis leaders.
Six sessions. E - $220, L - $242
Joseph S. Harrington is an independent business writer and communications specialist. He holds an MA in history from the University of Connecticut and has led seminars at the Newberry since 2008.
- Frans Coetzee and Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee, The World in Flames: A World War II Sourcebook, Oxford Press University, 2011. ISBN: 978-0195174427
- A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
- Evan Mawdsley, World War II: A New History, University Press, Cambridge, 2009. ISBN: 978-0521608435
- For the first class, please read pages 16-18, 22-29, and 275-276 in The World in Flames: A World War II Sourcebook.