NY Historical Society 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) NYC
The looming hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War provides an opportunity to take stock of this tragic turning point in world history. Though Winston Churchill is well remembered for his leadership role in the Second World War, he held leadership roles in the run-up to World War I. In this lecture, Maurer will explore why Churchill’s efforts to avert war with Germany failed, and by examining Churchill’s interpretation of the war’s beginning, it is possible to grapple with the question of whether this was inevitable or an avoidable tragedy. Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the US Naval War College and the recipient of the US Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Tickets required. Tickets may be purchased through the New York Historical Society. Tickets are $60 per person.
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