D-Day at 75 Years: Allied Leadership Lessons and the Grand Alliance | Newberry

D-Day at 75 Years: Allied Leadership Lessons and the Grand Alliance

Led by Edward E. Gordon, Ph.D.. Four sessions. 1 - 3 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Saturdays, July 6 - July 27 

1 - 3 pm

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $195
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $214.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Seminar Description

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this seminar will focus on the impact of leadership struggles within the Anglo-American “Grand” alliance upon the course and length of the Normandy campaign, Operation Overlord. The seminar will cover the planning of the Overlord campaign, the D-Day assault, and the alliance’s three-month campaign across northern Europe. Discussions will concentrate on the relationships among Overlord’s principal political figures and military commanders, as well as the qualities of their leadership.

Four sessions. E – $195, L – $214.5

Edward E. Gordon holds a PhD and has taught at DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern Universities. In addition to lecturing extensively on many facets of World War II, he is the coauthor of Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy.

Materials List


  • Edward E. Gordon & David Ramsay, Divided on D-Day. Prometheus Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-1633883192

First Reading:

  • For the first class please read the Introduction and Chapters 1-3 of Divided on D-Day.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.