Midday History
January 12, 2018, 12:00 pm
This is the first in a new history series at Northminster reexamining four U.S. Presidents who helped transform today's world.  Professor Justus Doenecke, Ph.D., Emeritus, New College of Florida will discuss "Reconsidering Franklin Roosevelt".

Admission for Midday is free.  Donations are accepted at the door.There will be a reception following each lecture.

Midday wishes to express its appreciation to DeSoto Palms for its contribution to the reception.


Dr.Justus Drew Doenecke, Ph.D. is an American historian, writer, and professor. His 2000 book, Storm on the Horizon: the Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941, received the Herbert Hoover Book Award from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Dr. Doenecke is Professor Emeritus at New College of Florida.

Professor Doenecke was born on March 5, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York.   In 1960, he graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with his Bachelor of Arts degree. Doenecke earned his Master's degree and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 1962 and 1966, respectively

Professor Doenecke was an Instructor of History at Colgate University from 1963 to 1964, and was instructor, then assistant professor, at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1965 to 1969. He rose from assistant professor to full professor at New College of Florida (from 1975 to 2001 New College of the University of South Florida) from 1966 to 2005, before being named Professor Emeritus of History in 2005.

He is the author of more than ten books.  Professor Doenecke's book Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941 was the 2000 recipient for the Herbert Hoover Book Award for best book on any topic of American history within the years 1914-64, the years of Hoover's public life.  The topics of Doenecke's books vary. He has written about the presidency of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur, the United States' entry into World War I, the New DealFranklin D. Roosevelt's general foreign policy, World War II, and the Cold War. Doenecke has also contributed to various reference books and has written articles and book reviews for scholarly journals. 

Doenecke's documentary edition of the America First Committee won the Arthur S. Link Prize for Documentary Editing from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Doenecke is a member of many associations, which are as follows: Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the American Historical Association, Organization of American HistoriansPhi Beta Kappa Society, and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.[


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