TR seminar in Wisconsin
- Lawrence University will be offering a summer seminar on TR at their
Björklunden campus in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Information on
the Seminar program is at
http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/bjork/bjorkseminars/ I have never
attended one of their seminars but have heard they are very good.
Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of the American Spirit
14 - 19 July
*Sunday-Friday; $775 double; $1,035 single; $375 commuter
*Theodore Roosevelt remains one of the most popular figures in all of American history. His tremendous energy and unshakable moral convictions would bring great achievement. Early in his life he led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War, but ultimately he would be drawn to politics and the White House. Teddy Roosevelt was greatly loved by the public for although he was born into a privileged New York family, he had an uncanny ability to relate to all Americans regardless of social standing. His public image however, also concealed enormous personal shortcomings. This seminar will review the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt, as participants attempt to better understand one of the more complex figures in American history.
Class text: "T. R.: The Last Romantic" by H. W. Brands. Basic Books; First Edition (September 11, 1998). ISBN: 978-0465069590
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Tim Crain received a Ph.D. in modern European and modern Jewish history at Arizona State University, after completing a B.A. and M.A. from Marquette University. His areas of specialization include British and Irish history, Jewish history, modern Europe, and the Middle East. Crain is an adjunct professor at Marquette University in the College of Professional Studies. He has received numerous distinguished teaching awards from Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin System. Crain has led 15 seminars and he and his family always look forward to their time at Björklunden each summer.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.