Bob Jakoubek

Bob JakoubekBob Jakoubek has been a Study Leader for several Osher at Dartmouth courses on 20th century history and politics. He studied history at Indiana and Columbia and is the co-author of These United States, a textbook. He served as historical consultant for the ten volume Twentieth Century America and has written numerous books of history and biography for young adults.

Course Title: Watergate: Fifty Years Later (Fall Term 2023)
Participant Testimonials:

Bob definitely knew his stuff. A lot of good discussions.

Bob has incredible recall, and I was amazed at his ability to give us so much detail about the people involved in the Watergate 

Course Title: The New Deal, 1932-1940 (Winter Term 2023)
Participant Testimonials:

Bob's course matched and exceeded the course description in every particular, from the readings and videos to the scope of his presentations.

Bob has a warehouse of information and weaves it into fact-filled stories that are a treat. His courses are among the best I've taken.

I am learning much more than I expected because the teacher is enthusiastic.

Course Title: Seeing Red: The American Anti-Communist Crusade (Spring Term 2022)
Participant Testimonials: 

His knowledge of and familiarity with the subject was NOTHING SHORT OF SUPERLATIVE. I cannot recall a single question asked by participants (and there were many) to which he did not have a detailed, thoughtful answer. He knew his subject "backward, forward, and sideways."

Excellent job by Bob as always.

Course Title: Running Mates: JFK, LBJ and the Politics of the 1960s (Spring Term 2021)
Participant Testimonials: 

Nice balance of lecture and discussion, well organized at good pace.

Bob is an expert in the topic.

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