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Communiversity Offers Class on Cincinnati's Role in World War II


In honor of Veterans Day, historian and local author Robert Miller examines Cincinnati’s Greatest Generation and the city’s involvement in World War II, a critical period in both our city’s and our nation’s history.

Date: 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Janet Staderman
Phone: (513) 556-6932

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Bob Miller's World War II Book cover



In honor of Veterans Day, historian and local author Robert Miller will lead a discussion on Cincinnati's role in World War II, a critical period in both our city’s and nation’s history.

In his book, "World War II Cincinnati: From the Front Lines to the Home Front,” Miller states that, “Cincinnati provided its fair share of citizen soldiers for military service. In 1940, during the first round of the draft, more than 81,000 Hamilton County residents registered with local draft boards.”

Miller will introduce you to several Cincinnatians who “responded to the demands of World War II in ordinary as well as extraordinary ways.” Their stories will provide the opportunity to rethink the past and discuss the meanings of patriotism and heroism.

Each of the people profiled during class appears in Miller's book. As part of the registration fee, participants will receive an autographed copy of the book.

Miller earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Cincinnati in 1991. He is a published author of three books, including the 2014 tome "World War II Cincinnati." His work on public history projects in the area includes the longstanding, award-winning museum exhibit “Cincinnati Goes to War: A Community Responds to Total War, 1941-1945,” which ran at the Museum Center at Union Terminal from 1991 until 2016. More recently, Miller worked on the museum exhibition “Treasures of Our Military Past: 1788 to the Present," which ran in 2015.

Miller's class is Monday, Nov. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register, call 513-556-6932 or go online to uc.edu/ce/commu.




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