Military Historian to discuss Middle East at CSU–Pueblo on Dec. 6


Military historian Dr. Dennis Showalter will lead a discussion of the history and politics of the Middle East next month at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The CSU-Pueblo History Department will sponsor a talk by a noted military historian Dr. Dennis Showalter at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Hasan School of Business Auditorium. Showalter has published many articles and award-winning books, including the recent biography, Patton & Rommel: Men of War in the 20th Century.

His presentation, “Israel, the U.S., and the Middle East: Where Politics and History Collide,” will be followed by a question and answer period. Showalter also will speak to an Historical Biography class earlier in the day.

Showalter has taught history at Colorado College since 1969 and is a former president of the Society for Military History. He also served as a distinguished visiting professor at both the United States Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy. The first edition of Showalter's Tannenberg won the prestigious Paul Birdsall Prize for best new book of 1992 from the American Historical Association. His other books include Railroads and Rifles and The Wars of Frederick the Great.

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