Up from the Smoke and Ash of War: Examining the Sequel to Global Conflict, 1944–1956

The final year of WWII and its impact on Europe in the subsequent decade.

 With Germany's defeat in WWII, the Western allied nations—the United States, France, and England—saw an opportunity to enhance and strengthen their influence in Western Europe. Not to be outdone, the Soviet Union took advantage of weakness and chaos in Central and Eastern Europe to gain ground. Through three award-winning writings on WWII's final months, we will look at the new balance of power that took shape in the context of a developing global threat—the Cold War.

Instructor: Giulio Gallarotti

Dates: Mondays – October 12, November 16, December 14 

Time:7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $150 (books included)

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