[Missouri-l] Reminder: Accessible World presents A Journey Through History, Feb 1. 2011
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Fri Jan 14 21:53:46 CST 2011
Subject: REMINDER: A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY ON February 1st
presented by Accessible World
On February first we will be listening to the author, John Keegan and
discussing his bestselling book "THE FIRST WORLD WAR".
John Keegan, preeminent, military Historian, and author of the bestseller
"The First World War" provides a panoramic if challenging history of the
events which shaped the rest of the 20th century. He evaluates the
strategies of generals such as Joffre, Haig and Hindenburg, describes the
lives of infantry and cavalry as they slog through Gallipoli, the Somme, and
Passchendaele. What exactly was "mobilization"? Since they were all related
and spoke English, Why couldn't the rulers of the Great Powers just call
each other on existing telephone lines and stop the war in 1914? Where and
why did military plan-some took decades to perfect--s inevitably go wrong?
To answer these and many more questions download the book and join us on Feb
1 to listen to an interview with the author.
Professor of Military History at Sand Hurst Military Academy, Britain's West
Point, John Keegan has written over thirteen books on military history and
handles the vast array of data quite well.
The First World War
Keegan, John. Read by Bill Wallace. Reading time 20 hours 47 minutes.
Download The First World War, DB48770
Tentative choice for March 1st:
I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked
a New Nation
Chadwick, Bruce. Read by Jake Williams. Reading time 10 hours 31 minutes.
Chronicles the deathbed accusation of George Wythe, a signer of the
Declaration of independence and a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, who alleged
that his grandnephew George Wythe Sweeney had poisoned him. Historian
Chadwick researches the trial, Virginia social conditions, forensics, and
laws prohibiting slave testimony. 2009.
Download I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That
Shocked a New Nation, DB70874
The group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month and will be
facilitated by Don Queen, Email: queens at pacbell.net
Date:Tuesday,February 1st 2011.
Time: 6:00 PM PST, 7:00 PM MST, 8:00 PM CST, 9:00 PM EST
and elsewhere in the world Thursday 01:00 GMT.
Approximately 20 minutes prior to the event start time; go to The History
Select The History Room at: www.accessibleworld.org
Enter your first and last names on the sign-in screen.
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