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The Tom and Mac History Road Show (Special Event @ Portland Public Library)
February 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
The Ninth Annual 100-Minute History Roadshow
RUSSIA AND THE MARCH TO DOOM
Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco are back with their patented 100-minute history extravaganza, this time on the subject of Imperial Russia and its implacable march to doom in the Great War. Along the way you’ll meet colorful characters like Tsar Alexander-II (the Liberator), Bismarck, Louis Napoleon, the Anarchists Mikhail Bakunin, Emma Goldman and Prince Peter Kropotkin, Lola Montez, Trotsky, Lenin, and the lovely Krupskaya, Wilhelm and Nicholas and Rasputin. You might even come away with a partial answer to the question that haunts historians to this day: Why did the Great War happen and how could it have been avoided?
Thursday, February 12, 6:00 PM at the Portland Public Library.
Friday, February 13, 7:00 PM at the Rockport Opera House in Rockport.
Sunday, February 15, 2:00 PM at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.
Tom DeMarco is the author of thirteen books (his sci-fi novel Andronescu’s Paradox is the most recent) and a Principal of The Atlantic Systems Guild, a technology think tank with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Mac Deford is a retired Foreign Service officer with service primarily in the Middle East. He had a subsequent career with Merrill Lynch International, mostly in South America and Asia, and is a regular columnist with The Free Press.
No advanced registration is necessary, but donations are appreciated.
This event is hosted by the Portland Public Library and presented by the Camden Conference in anticipation of the 28th Annual Camden Conference: Russia Resurgent, February 20-22, 2015.