Monday Scholars : an engaging weekly series
that combines the best of online learning with classroom discussion.
Each week a new lecture topic is discussed.
On video, a notable expert or professor will lead an online lecture. After watching the lecture together, the attendees at OWL will then discuss what they have learned in a facilitated discussion with the OWL Adult Services librarian
Discussions are lively, engaging and enriching! Past discussion topics have included “Plagues, Witches & War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction”, “The Science of Wellbeing”, “Creative Writing: The Craft of Character”, “Fashion as Design” and many more!
American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents
Mondays: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
January 4 through March 29*
*No meeting February 15th
About Monday Scholars:
Monday Scholars combines the best of online learning with live virtual discussion! All you need to do in advance is be eager to learn and discuss. Each week, you will log in and together, via Zoom, all of us will watch two video lectures presented by General Wesley K. Clark. Then, via Zoom, Karen will lead everyone in a discussion of what we just watched.
About the course:
American Military History is a course that explores warfare the way it’s taught at the United States Military Academy. While any survey of American history covers its wars, this course looks at war from the inside, through the eyes of General Wesley K. Clark, who has studied it, lived it, and taught it. Through personal experiences, General Clark guides us through three centuries of conflict: from the American Revolution through the War on Terrorism.
This course is especially engaging as it presents extensive historical engravings, photographs, film clips, and maps, including animated diagrams showing the tactical moves during famous battles.
About the course Instructor:
Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general during 38 years of military service. He graduated first in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar to study at Oxford University, where he earned his M.A. in Economics.
He was also Director for Strategic Plans and Policy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five times), U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal (twice), Silver Star, Bronze Star (twice), and Purple Heart.
Since retiring from the Army, Gen. Clark has authored four books, including Winning Modern Wars, Waging Modern War, and A Time to Lead. He ran for U.S. President in the 2004 Democratic primary campaign, winning the Oklahoma primary before withdrawing.
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- Meeting ID: 820 1519 6290
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