Mondays, March 23 – April 27 (5 weeks – no class April 13), 10:00 am -12:00 pm or 6:30 – 8:30 pm –
American leadership was truly tested after WWII by the Soviet Union in Europe and Communist China in Korea. The Korean War showed President Truman to be the right leader at the right time. This class will address many of the issues that flowed throughout the Cold War and help us understand the western dynamo that South Korea has become and the Communist throwback that is North Korea. Highlights include General Douglas MacArthur’s brilliance at the Battle of Inchon, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, and much more. Recommended reading: The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam.
Instructor: Stuart Greene, the JCC’s retired Director of Health & P.E., is a Civil War aficionado who has run, crawled across, and explored every Civil War battlefield east of the Mississippi. He is a retired Captain of Artillery and received three Bronze Stars for heroism in combat and a Purple Heart for wounds received, among others. Most notably, his unit received a Presidential Unit Citation which is the highest award given in combat.
Cost: $90 JCC members, $110 general public