UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS - PART II
Bob Short, 6 Sessions, Mondays, January 14 – February 18, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Nearly 100 historians and biographers have rated United States presidents on 10 qualities of presidential leadership and have chosen our country’s 12 best. Six of the presidents were discussed in the fall session and part II will focus on the remaining best presidents. During this 6 week session we will focus on Jefferson, Kennedy, Reagan, Johnson, Obama and Wilson. Personal histories, personalities and political values will be the subject of a special series of lectures hosted by political historian and campaign consultant Bob Short during the Institute for Continuing Learning’s winter quarter. The course will focus on the formative years of the selectees, their triumphs and disappointments and, most importantly, their role in shaping the history of our nation. Bob is the author of an award-winning book on Georgia politics and creator of an oral history series entitled “Reflections on Georgia Politics” for Young Harris College’s Zell and Shirley Miller Library.
After retiring in 2001, Bob Short returned to his native north Georgia mountains to concentrate on preserving Georgia's political history. He became the creator of an oral history series entitled "Reflections on Georgia Politics" for Young Harris College's Zell and Shirley Miller Library and the Richard B. Russell Library For Political Studies and Research at the University of Georgia.