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British Military Expert Lectures on “World War Two Reconsidered” on Feb. 18

BOONE–Professor Jeremy M. Black will lecture on “World War Two Reconsidered” on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in room 106 Whitener Hall at Appalachian State University.

Black is s professor of history at the University of Essex, England, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Black’s lecture examines strategy and tactics of the Allied and Axis powers, and considers how the war has been viewed differently by historians since 1989. He will comment on military values and the clash of cultures in the latter half of the 20th century, themes that are in his most recent book, “World War Two: A Military History,” which was published by Routledge in September 2003.

The lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of History, and the Office of International Studies. Call Michael Moore at 262-6004 for additional information.

A frequent lecturer in the United States and Canada, Black has published 49 books, eight edited books, and more than 150 articles and essays on the history of Britain, Europe, war and the world in the 18th century and after, and is internationally recognized as an authority on British and European military and political history. In addition to writing “War For America” in 1991, Black has also written “Warfare: Renaissance to Revolution, 1492-1792″ (Cambridge, 1996), “War and the World, 1450-2000″ (Yale, 1998), “Maps and History” (Palgrave, 1997), and “War: Past, Present and Future” (2000).

Black is an advisor to the BBC on historical documentaries and has appeared seven times on the BBC series “Timewatch.” He was a founder of the Journal of Newspaper and Periodical History and is the British representative on the International Commission for Newspaper History.