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A History of Our Times: Looking Back at the Twentieth Century

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ClassGraphic What does it mean for a history book to be critically acclaimed? In the case of Paul Johnson's Modern Times, The World From the Twenties to the Nineties, it can have a double meaning. Johnson's book has been acclaimed by being ranked number eleven on National Review's list of best non-fiction books of the 20th century. It was also described in one review as nothing more than Johnson viewing "the 20th century as one long and unsuccessful attempt at social engineering from which he would like to retreat," presumably back to the nineteenth. Johnson's conservative viewpoint will lead to interesting discussions. Along with his engaging writing style and a wealth of anecdotes, this "classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century" will make for a very enjoyable and informative study group. Due to the length of the book and the complexity of the issues raised we anticipate continuing to the summer semester, but participation in the summer is not required.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Richard Krantz2.Joe 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/6/2024 - 6/5/2024 Weekly - Wed 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joe  ; Richard Krantz 
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