Dr. Thomas Berg, History Lecturer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Presented by Humanities, Nebraska, The Nebraska Cultural Endowment as part of the Humanities Nebraska speaker series.
“An Unconventional Woman for An Unconventional War”
In her book Beverly Keever champions women as capable war correspondents and trounces the misconception that the American press “lost” the war.
Dr. Berg discusses Keever’s exploration of the war’s poorly understood and under-appreciated earliest years, and how she demonstrates that the president and his advisers—by hubris, ignorance, and choice—missed significant opportunities to understand and fight the war.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Thomas Dr. Berg received his M.A. and Ph.D. in US military history. Dr. Berg has taught UNL courses in American history, European military history, US military history, and the Second World War. Dr. Berg has received a high number of teaching awards at UNL, including the student body’s “Outstanding Teacher of the Year. He is also a long-time participant in UNL’s Advanced Peer Review of Teaching program. Dr. Berg is also one of the most popular instructors for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a nationwide organization