• Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-28-2022 to 12-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2022-3
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    The Tax War of Three Kingdoms. Taxes can set people to fighting in almost any age, but combine that with religion and you got a bloody war that can last for years. The war ended up a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliament and King Charles, mainly over the manner of England’s taxes and issues of religious freedom. In the end, it... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-28-2022 to 12-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2022-3
    Location: Zoom
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    The Tax War of Three Kingdoms. Taxes can set people to fighting in almost any age, but combine that with religion and you got a bloody war that can last for years. The war ended up a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliament and King Charles, mainly over the manner of England’s taxes and issues of religious freedom. In the end, it... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 05-06-2024 to 05-13-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    The Battle Against Blunders. No general ever sets out to be a failure. So, it’s a bit of a surprise to find so many of them who ended up that way. Especially because you normally have to work your way up through the ranks to get to the position where you can be a poor general. But one truth of military history is that it is one thing to take orders and... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 05-06-2024 to 05-13-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Zoom

    The Battle Against Blunders. No general ever sets out to be a failure. So, it’s a bit of a surprise to find so many of them who ended up that way. Especially because you normally have to work your way up through the ranks to get to the position where you can be a poor general. But one truth of military history is that it is one thing to take orders and... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 06-03-2024 to 06-10-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Zoom

    Third Republic vs. Third Reich. Ever since the age of Napoleon, the French military had been one of the best in all of Europe. That is, until 1940, when it joined with countries like Italy in the league of military jokes. France’s defeat was so rapid that the entire campaign was over in six weeks. And the leader of the French Republic even telephoned... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 06-03-2024 to 06-10-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    Third Republic vs. Third Reich. Ever since the age of Napoleon, the French military had been one of the best in all of Europe. That is, until 1940, when it joined with countries like Italy in the league of military jokes. France’s defeat was so rapid that the entire campaign was over in six weeks. And the leader of the French Republic even telephoned... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 06-17-2024 to 06-24-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    War Crimes Before the Hague.  If you rob a bank and get caught in almost every country, you go to jail—if they don’t shoot you. But what if the government of one country sets out to rob all the banks of an entire continent—and commit thousands of other crimes as well? Before WWII, they sent you to Elba. But German and Japanese leaders raised the... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 06-17-2024 to 06-24-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Zoom

    War Crimes Before the Hague. If you rob a bank and get caught in almost every country, you go to jail—if they don’t shoot you. But what if the government of one country sets out to rob all the banks of an entire continent—and commit thousands of other crimes as well? Before WWII, they sent you to Elba. But German and Japanese leaders raised the stakes... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 07-01-2024 to 07-08-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    Nine Days Queen. In the history of England, every text will tell you about Henry VIII’s son Edward VI, who was followed up by Queen Mary. Who gave her throne to Elizabeth I. But England had another queen, their first. A woman the English tried to sweep under the rug. She signed her name: Jane the Queen. But she only lasted nine days. Her story may be the... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 07-01-2024 to 07-08-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Zoom

    Nine Days Queen. In the history of England, every text will tell you about Henry VIII’s son Edward VI, who was followed up by Queen Mary. Who gave her throne to Elizabeth I. But England had another queen, their first. A woman the English tried to sweep under the rug. She signed her name: Jane the Queen. But she only lasted nine days. Her story may be the... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 04-01-2024 to 04-08-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-`
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    Aviation Mystery. All we know for sure is that on July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart disappeared. But for close to 90 years, we’ve been trying to uncover what happened to the aviator who tried to fly around the earth near the equator. And like Magellan, who attempted to do the same on the water… ending his journey halfway across the Pacific… we’ve been... read more
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 04-01-2024 to 04-08-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM → 12:00 PM
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2024-1
    Location: Zoom
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    America’s Real Assassination Conspiracy. Lee has surrendered, and the Confederacy is doomed. The Civil War is over. But when the nation could be rejoicing, it’s plunged into grief by the assassination of President Lincoln. But in less than 24 hours, everyone would learn it was not the act of a lone madman, but a conspiracy designed to cut off both the... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2022 to 11-02-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Mark Sample, Professor of History, MCC
    Term: 2022-3
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    This was a big one - that year was the depth of the Great Depression. A (seemingly) do-nothing President, Herbert Hoover, is up for re-election. The Governor of New York, FDR is the opponent. Whoever wins will change the future of the... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2022 to 11-02-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 3:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Mark Sample, Professor of History, MCC
    Term: 2022-3
    Location: Zoom
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    This was a big one - that year was the depth of the Great Depression. A (seemingly) do-nothing President, Herbert Hoover, is up for re-election. The Governor of New York, FDR is the opponent. Whoever wins will change the future of the country.  Register for this class if you will ONLY be attending via Zoom.  You must have a computer/tablet/phone with... read more
  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 09-15-2022 to 09-29-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Laurence Britt, author and commentator on political and economic affairs
    Term: 2022-3
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    This three part course will deal with the turbulent history of the relationship between the United States and Russia. This relationship has been one of continual tension for more that 100 years, briefly interrupted during World War II when the two nations were critical allies to each other.  The first session of the course will cover the period from... read more
  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 09-15-2022 to 09-29-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:00 PM
    Instructor: Laurence Britt, author and commentator on political and economic affairs
    Term: 2022-3
    Location: Zoom
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    This three part course will deal with the turbulent history of the relationship between the United States and Russia. This relationship has been one of continual tension for more that 100 years, briefly interrupted during World War II when the two nations were critical allies to each other.  The first session of the course will cover the period from... read more

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