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Virginia Hall was born an American socialite. Unconventional in many ways, she wanted to be a U.S. diplomat - a position not open to women. After losi ...  View More

380010

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Call 847-492-8204 to register


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Join us for a chance to see history from a new angle. David Blight received the Pulitzer Prize for his riveting biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet ...  View More

380012

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

12 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/8/2020-11/24/2020)

Call 847-492-8204 to register


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Our Constitution's First Amendment guarantees religious freedom to all, but throughout our history this concept has been tested and refined amidst the ...  View More

380013

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Call 847-492-8204 to register


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Robert Caro's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (Vintage, 1974), makes public what few outsiders kn ...  View More

380014

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Call 847-492-8204 to register


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On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Du ...  View More

380015

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Closed


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President Trump was not the first president to voice interest in buying Greenland. In 1946, Harry Truman also made an attempt. Greenland said no both ...  View More

380016

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Call 847-492-8204 to register


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How should we understand China’s extraordinary rise in historical terms? How and why has the great renewal of the Chinese nation come about? Klaus Müh ...  View More

380017

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Closed


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As Leslie Stahl wrote in The New York Times, “imagine a book about ‘non-young’ women, written by Gail Collins with her signature droll sensibility...a ...  View More

380018

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Closed


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In orchestrating the return of Russia as a major player on the world’s geopolitical stage, it has been said of Vladimir Putin that he has “played a we ...  View More

380019

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Closed


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Join us as we learn (or re-learn) about the unprecedented rise of a civilization that, even two thousand years later, still shapes many of our most fu ...  View More

380020

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Closed


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The Revolutionary War forms the cornerstone of the creation story of the United States. Join us in revisiting and re-examining this story in a powerfu ...  View More

380021

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Call 847-492-8204 to register


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Regarding the 1932 Mussolini prediction of the success of Fascism over Democracy, Jill Lepore of The New Yorker observed, American democracy, too [is ...  View More

380022

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Call 847-492-8204 to register


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