Montgomery College to Host Mark Shriver, American University Professors at Upcoming Book Signings

The Montgomery College Paul Peck Institute for American Studies and Civil Engagement and the College’s Department of History and Political Science will host two upcoming lectures and book signings featuring prominent politicians and scholars speaking on their recent book publications. The Honorable Mark Shriver, former Maryland state legislator, will speak in the Globe Hall of the High Technology and Science Center at the Montgomery College-Germantown Campus on April 9. Shriver will discuss the book he compiled of letters from his father, Sargent Shriver, and the reflections of others that illustrate his father’s guiding life principles. The book is entitled A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father.

On April 25 Dr. Richard Breitman and Dr. Allan Lichtman, professors of history at American University, will speak at the Theatre Arts Arena of the Rockville Campus. Breitman and Lichtman will discuss their new book, FDR and the Jews, which examines the contentious historical interpretations surrounding President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s policies concerning European Jews during Adolph Hitler’s rise to power in Europe.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. Attendees can purchase books at the event courtesy of MC Books & More. For more information, please contact Dr. Lee Annis at 240-567-7281 or e-mail lee.annis@montgomerycollege.edu

Shriver is the senior vice president of US programs at Save the Children in Washington, DC. In 1987 he founded the Choice Program, a not-for-profit organization at the Shriver Center housed at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Shriver served on the coalition to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters. He and his wife and three children live in Maryland.

Breitman is a professor of history at American University, teaching courses in modern European history and German history. He is the author or co-author of nine books and many articles on German history, US history, and the Holocaust. Breitman is editor of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which is sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He served as director of historical research for the Nazi War Criminal Records and Imperial Japanese Records Interagency Working Group.

Lichtman is a distinguished professor of history at American University, has published seven books and several hundred scholarly and popular press articles. He lectures nationally and internationally and provides commentary for major US and foreign networks and leading news agencies around the world.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

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