Bob 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: The New Deal, 1932-1940 (Winter Term 2023)
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)
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)
Nice balance of lecture and discussion, well organized at good pace.
Bob is an expert in the topic.