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Caernarfon Castle in Wales Photo: Britainview/David Angel

Celtic LandsA luxury voyage of the British Isles and France

May 28 - Jun 7, 2014 (Call to Inquire)
Cruise from Scotland to England with top experts aboard the deluxe
M.S. Le Boréal
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Christopher Griffin
May 28 - Jun 7, 2014
Christopher Griffin is from the West of Ireland and studied at Trinity College and University College in Dublin, where earned a first-class Master’s in Anglo-Irish Studies. His studies included Gaelic. He took more graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He has published many articles and theatre reviews. He has worked in England. He has visited the Normandy beaches, as well as the Bayeux and the D-Day Museum. He has taught many courses relevant to the Celtic Lands itinerary while a professor of humanities at Strayer University for 28 years in Washington, DC. His courses in humanities have involved much pre-history and history and other aspects of civilization and cultures. Also, for the past 20 years, he has led numerous classes on various interests at Politics and Prose bookstore in DC. For over seven years Christopher has been a lecturer in English at The George Washington University, where he teaches poetry, drama, and fiction. He has been a study leader on three Smithsonian journeys, including “The Emerald Isle” and a transatlantic cruise. During the cruise he experienced the south coast of England, including Cornwall and Southampton.

Rebecca Bushnell
May 28 - Jun 7, 2014
Rebecca W. Bushnell is a scholar of early modern English literature, culture, and history, as well as an expert on the literary genre of tragedy. She is a professor of English who has served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania since 1982. She is also a member of the graduate groups in comparative literature and history. Professor Bushnell was appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor in January 2005.

Professor Bushnell's books include Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles’ Theban Plays, Tragedies of Tyrants: Political Thought and Theater in the English Renaissance, A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in Theory and Practice, Green Desire: Imagining Early Modern English Gardens, A Companion to Tragedy, and Tragedy: A Short Introduction. She has received grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is also a recipient of the University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Professor Bushnell holds an M.A. in English literature from Bryn Mawr and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton.

David Eisenhower
May 28 - Jun 7, 2014
DWIGHT David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is a noted historian of World War II and the Cold War. His 1986, 900‑page bestseller, Eisenhower: At War 1943‑1945, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history.
Eisenhower is Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Public Policy Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches “Communication and the Presidency.” His lectures will feature:
Operation Overlord — the concept, planning and personalities behind the D-Day invasion; and
Triumph and Tragedy — big‑picture consequences of the Allied Forces’ Normandy landings.

Celia Sandys
May 28 - Jun 7, 2014
Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, is a Churchill historian, acclaimed author, journalist, television presenter and speaker. Sandys has written five books about Sir Churchill, combining intensive historical research with anecdotes of the man she knew as “Grandpapa.” The book Chasing Churchill (2003) is the basis for the 2007 PBS documentary narrated by Sandys and featuring her grandfather’s extensive military and political travels and private journeys, including many on which she accompanied him. In We Shall Not Fail: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill (2003), Sandys describes the principles that enabled Churchill to lead his country and the rest of the free world to overwhelming victory against Nazi Germany and its allies in World War II. Her lectures highlight:
The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill — his legacy is as relevant today as it was 70 years ago; and
Memories of My Grandfather at Home — personal recollections of growing up and traveling with Churchill.

Dwight Young
May 28 - Jun 7, 2014
Dwight Young has been actively involved in historic preservation for over 30 years and has worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation since 1977. He is the author of Alternatives to Sprawl and Saving America’s Treasures, as well as Dear First Lady: Letters to the White House and Dear Mr. President: Letters to the Oval Office from the files of the National Archives. He is best known as author of the “Back Page” feature in Preservation magazine. In 2003, the National Trust published a collection of these essays titled Road Trips through History. Dwight has enriched countless tours to historic destinations all over the world through his love and knowledge of architecture and unique places.