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Union history lecture series will bring Great Britain closer to home

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 17, 2001 – Jay Winter, professor of history at Yale University, will speak at the fifth annual history lecture as part of the Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecture Series, Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel on the campus of Union University. Winter is a leading authority on World War I and Modern European History and was the co-producer, co-writer and chief historian for the PBS Emmy-award winning series, The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century.

His topic for the evening will be "The Birth of Total War from 1914-1918." Earlier that day at 11 a.m., he is scheduled to speak in D-3 on “The Decline and Fall of British Politics in the Late Twentieth Century,” with a special focus on John Major. Major, the former prime minister of England, is the keynote speaker for Union’s fifth annual Scholarship Banquet which will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend both talks. For more information, contact the university at (731) 661-5262.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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