In Search of Churchill: The Life and Times of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill, the Greatest Leader of the 20th Century (C/S170)“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”- Sir Winston Spencer Churchill
In this course, students will study the multi-faceted 90 year life of Churchill including all of his accomplishments as well as his failures. Considered by many to be a genius, Churchill is primarily recognized as the politician and statesman that led the British to victory in WWII, but he is a vastly more complicated man with many interests and achievements. He was a soldier, politician, statesman, military innovator, orator, writer, sportsman, painter, builder, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, doting father, world traveler and devoted husband. Students will examine his written works, a plethora of biographies written by his admirers and detractors, movies about his life and adventures, excerpts of his speeches and the wide variety of Churchill related memorabilia. A detailed outline of the course and a bibliography denoting suggested reading will be provided. Senior tuition waiver applies to Maryland residents 60 or older.
About the instructor: Jeffrey Hutter, born to an American GI and his British war bride, spent a great deal of his early childhood (1950’s) in England, when his mother frequently returned home for extended visits. He has been an avid follower of Winston Churchill since an early age and has read nearly all of Churchill’s written works as well as biographies written by others. Mr. Hutter has been a member of the International Churchill Society – Churchill Centre since 1994 and has traveled extensively with Churchill’s daughter and granddaughter visiting the many places around the world connected with him. These include England, Scotland, Canada, Morocco, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Turkey and the Ukraine. He has also authored many magazine and newspaper articles about his Churchill travels and locally is considered an expert on all things Churchill.
10/2–11/6, Tuesdays (6 sessions)
Instructor: Jeffrey Hutter
Course Cost: $49.00