World War I with Prof Stanley Carpenter-Part II

Join Prof. Stanley Carpenter, published author, retired U.S. Navy Captain, and current professor at the Naval War College in Newport, RI for this series on World War I. These talks will include Parts …

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Join Prof. Stanley Carpenter, published author, retired U.S. Navy Captain, and current professor at the Naval War College in Newport, RI for this series on World War I. These talks will include Parts I and II of four lectures that Prof. Carpenter will give at the Kingston Free Library.

Wednesday, February 21st, 7 pm

Part I: Rise of a Great Power - 1898-1914

Prof. Carpenter addresses the rise of the United States to great power status in the years before the First World War. Topics include the Spanish-American War; establishment of U.S. overseas territories; role of President Theodore Roosevelt; rise of American naval power, and the Great White Fleet.

Wednesday, February 28th, 7 pm

Part II - "We Are Ready Now, Sir" - The United States Navy and the Great War at Sea

This presentation addresses the arrival of the first U.S. Navy forces in the European Theatre in 1917 as well as subsequent naval operations allied with the British Royal Navy Grand Fleet. The topics include the German unrestricted submarine campaigns of 1915 and 1917, the impact of the RMS Lusitania affair and German unrestricted submarine warfare on American public opinion, the Zimmermann Telegraph, and the Allied anti-submarine counter-measures.

For more information or to register, please call 783-8254 or email Britta and bobertello@skpl.org