Presentation Topic Areas
History Presentations offered by Edward E. Gordon
Presented by an inspiring expert professional speaker, author, researcher and knowledgeable historian who …
- Researches the past — His extensive historical studies challenge audiences to think about history’s lessons for today and for the future.
- Delivers powerful yet entertaining messages that engage audiences supported by meticulous research on contents.
Presentation Topic Areas:
- World War II
The Second World War (1939-1945) was civilization’s most destructive conflict. These programs elucidate the iconic events that helped to set the course of 20th-century history for the next 50 years and beyond.
- Aviation History
Aviation has a relatively short but varied history. These programs offer a window into two very different eras of aviation. One program explores how zeppelins were developed as the first commercial passenger aircraft and their role in military operations. The other programs focus on World War II campaigns in which aviation was the centerpiece.
- U.S. Civil War
The War Between the States (1861-1865) was the epic struggle that ended slavery in the United States and helped to shape the American ideals of liberty and freedom When the Union and Confederate losses are combined, more Americans died in this conflict than in all the other U.S. wars. These programs examine the larger historical context of the Civil War, analyze the personalities of the civil and military leaders of the North and South, and chronicle the principal events of its major battles.
- The American West
From the Lewis and Clark exploration (1804-1806) to the official closing of the American frontier (1890), the history of the American West presents a complex record of both triumph and tragedy. The programs present the story of both the heroes and villains who battled the elements and native tribes and struggled through the rugged terrain to found new settlements that in the end resulted in the undermining of the Native American’s way of life.
- History of the Roman Catholic Church
Both praised and reviled, the Roman Catholic Church remains the oldest continuing institution in world history. Both saints and sinners have determined its direction and impact through the centuries down to the present day. These programs explore various aspects of the history of the Papacy and of the Catholic Church in the United States.
“Motivational, Dynamic, Inspiring, Informative”
Superlatives like these are typical responses to an Edward Gordon presentation. His programs have wide appeal. The many types of organizations for which he has given presentations include museums, libraries, academic institutions, alumni associations, charitable organizations, professional associations, retirement centers, and church groups.
“The presentation was a testament to your professionalism (adherence to facts and attention to detail) and great gifts as an orator.”
— Greg Kenny, Program Coordinator
Palm Springs Air Museum
“You had them [the audience] spellbound by your encyclopedic knowledge of your subject and by the excellent graphics and photos you presented.”
— Blaine Mack, President
Old Bold Pilots
“Dr. Edward Gordon engages an audience vis-a-vis his enlightened, energetic, and erudite approach relating to history, particularly of World War II and both the tragedies and triumphs which ensued. He is a master story teller presenting fact, not fiction, in an entertaining and approachable light.”
— Susan Meyer, Program Chair
Northwestern University Alumni Association of the Coachella Valley
“Your outstanding programs are exciting, informative, and extremely well received by our visitors.”
— Sharon Maguire, President/Museum Director
Palm Springs Air Museum
“Your presentation was well prepared, well delivered and stimulating. What else could we ask for?”
— Jan Varnum
Phi Delta Kappa Chapter
University of Main
“In these thoughtful presentations, Dr. Gordon has demonstrated that he is both a professional historian and professional speaker who is expert at informing and entertaining diverse audiences. I can wholeheartedly recommend him as a lecturer.”
— David Ramsay, President
The Churchillians of the Desert