FOREIGN HEADS OF STATE
As Prime Minister of Great Britain during the 1930’s, Neville Chamberlain desperately hoped to avoid conflict with Nazi Germany. Remembered for his pre-war negotiations with Hitler, Chamberlain’s tragic legacy is one of naïve appeasement.
One of the most notable figures in modern British history, Winston Churchill was both revered and reviled. Best remembered for his leadership as Prime Minister during the darkest days of World War II, his rhetorical style and command of the English language became the voice of a nation.
The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was General Secretary of the Communist Party from 1985 to 1991. Although committed to the preservation of the Communist State, Gorbachev is remembered for ushering a new era of reforms not previously tolerated in the Soviet Union such as Glasnost (openness) and Perestroika (restructuring)
A pioneer in the field of aviation and women’s rights, Amelia Earhart was lost during a circumnavigation of the world in 1937. This photo-history will explore her personal and professional history during a time when record breaking exploits were the sole domain of men.
The longest serving First Lady of the United States, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt held the post from March 1933 April 1945 during her husband Franklin Roosevelt’s four terms in office. Afterwards Mrs. Roosevelt served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952.
During World War II women’s role in the industrial workforce was instrumental in the overall victory by allied forces. Challenging traditional roles, this phenomenon embodies the continuing struggle of women for acceptance as equal players in the workforce and society.
Five star General, author and two term president of the United States, Dwight David Eisenhower served the presidency of the country during the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, The Korean War, Sputnik, Fidel Castro, McCarthyism and the Civil Rights Movement.