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Col. Cole Kingseed presents 'D-Day: Why It Still Matters' - October 11, 2015

Distinguished author, military expert Col. Cole Kingseed presents 'D-Day: Why It Still Matters'
October 11, 2015

Distinguished author and military expert Col. Cole Kingseed will deliver his lecture "D-Day, Why It Still Matters: How America's European war established the United States as a global power" on Sunday, October 11 at 4:00 pm - the fourth lecture in the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) annual Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series - at Cape Island Baptist Church, 115 Gurney Street, Cape May, NJ. The lecture will be followed by a meet-the-speaker reception with wine and tapas hosted by Doug and Anna McMain at The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn, 102 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ.

D-Day was the climactic battle of the European Theater of World War II. The lecture will explore the ramifications of the Allied victory on June 6, 1944, not only on the course of World War II, but also as the pivotal step in the United States' rise to global dominance.

Col. Cole Kingseed 
Col. Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D., is a 30-year Infantry veteran who commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion level. A graduate of the University of Dayton (Ohio) in 1971, he served in a variety of military assignments, culminating in his tenure as Full Professor of History and Chief of Military History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Col. Kingseed holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Col. Kingseed is the internationally acclaimed author of New York Times bestseller Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters (2006) and is the author of a number of important historical works, including Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956 (1995), The American Civil War (2004), From Omaha Beach to Dawson's Ridge (2005), and Old Glory Stories (2006).  A recognized expert on military history and leadership, he has written and edited five books and written more than 50 articles on leadership and 300 book reviews.  A featured expert for the History Channel, he has appeared in documentaries on Generals George S. Patton, Jr., and Douglas MacArthur. In 2009, he received the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award for his article on U.S. Army leadership during World War II.

The Lessons in History Distinguished Lecture Series began in 2012 with the inaugural lecture by Dr. Myles Martel, entitled, "Ronald Reagan's Legacy: Lessons for Today's Citizen Leaders." This lecture is co-sponsored by MAC and Martel & Associates (Myles & Leslie Martel). Tickets for this limited event are $30. The reception is $20. To purchase tickets, please call 609-884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC's year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC's Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508 or visit www.capemaychamber.com. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.

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