Winston Churchill is topic of July Guest Lecture Series

Cook County Higher Education will feature Dr. Karen Halbersleben, who will present Winston Churchill: the Man and the Myth at the July Guest Lecture Series event on Thursday, July 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais.
"We shall never surrender."  "Their finest hour...". The words and the leadership of Winston Churchill continue to fascinate Americans nearly 50 years after his death.  At the center of British and world politics for over half a century, Churchill was recently named the greatest Briton of all times by his countrymen.
What was the combination of personal and historical forces that combined to create this complex and forceful statesman?  How did he rise from political exile in time to rally his country to stand alone against Hitler's Germany for one long and harrowing year, forever altering world history as he did so?  Are there lessons from his life and legacy that can instruct us amidst the turmoil of our own century?  Join us on July 19 for an examination of the life of Sir Winston Churchill and a conversation about the reasons that many of us continue to venerate his example so long after his death.
Halbersleben holds a Ph.D. in British history from the University of Buffalo. She was a professor of European history in the State University of New York system and published research in Victorian social reform movements, notably the British antislavery movement. Following retirement, she and her husband Jack Miller moved to Grand Marais.
The Guest Lecture Series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., and the Lake Superior Trading Post. Refreshments are donated by Beth’s Fudge and Gifts and Johnson’s Foods.  The lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore campus, 300 W. 3rd St. in Grand Marais. For more information call 387-3411.