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Professor Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D.

Professor Mark A. Stoler
  • The University of Vermont
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
History is an interpretive discipline in which we try to understand not only the past, but also the present by looking into the past.

Dr. Mark Stoler, who holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin, is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont. An expert in U.S. foreign relations and military history, as well as the origins of the cold war, Professor Stoler has also held teaching positions at the United States Military Academy, the Army Military History Institute, the Naval War College, and-as a Fulbright Professor-the University of Haifa, Israel. He is the recipient of the University of Vermont's Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, and the University Scholar Award, as well as the Dean's Lecture Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Teaching, awarded by the university's College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Stoler also has been honored as an author when his Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World War II received the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award for 2002. The book is one of several he has written or cowritten, including Allies in War: Britain and America Against the Axis Powers, 1940-1945; Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policies, 1933-1945; Major Problems in the History of World War II; George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century; and The Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, 1941-1943.

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"Professor Stoler is an excellent speaker and story teller. I enjoyed his sense of humor and his sense of irony. I particularly enjoyed his ability to tell a story and engage his audience. I found the course to be quite entertaining."

 

"The Professor is clearly very knowledgeable about the breadth of American History and is able to convey his knowledge without bias or prejudice. I learned something new in each lecture."

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19 Courses and Sets

  1. The Skeptic's Guide to American History

    The Skeptic's Guide to American History

    Mark A. Stoler
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Sorting through misconceptions, myths, and half-truths about America’s past is a chance to revisit some of the country’s greatest episodes, figures, and themes from a fresh perspective and an opportunity to hone the way you think about and interpret the past, the present, and even the future. The Skeptic’s Guide to American History examines many commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and...
  2. America and the World: A Diplomatic History Sale

    America and the World: A Diplomatic History

    Mark A. Stoler
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $29.95 $49.95 $29.95$49.95
    How did the United States evolve from 13 colonies into the most powerful nation the world has ever known? How did this impressive change come about in less than two centuries? The answers to these questions are at the center of America and the World: A Diplomatic History. Award-winning Professor Mark Stoler shows you how the U.S. rose to the heights of geopolitical strength. Using the lens of foreign policy and...
  3. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Collection

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    The Great Courses has introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Enjoy a collection of 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Religious writings that may have been forged; a universal template of world myths; the science of tasting colors—Join us for an intriguing tour of big ideas!
  4. United States and the Middle East Set

    United States and the Middle East

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $459.85 Starting at $459.85 $884.85 $459.85$884.85
    Get three detailed, fascinating looks at how the nations of the world interact with one another in these three courses taught by award-winning professors. Start with The United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11, a narrative history of 90 years of U.S. political involvement in the region. In America and the World: A Diplomatic History, discover how the United States rose to the heights of geopolitical...
  5. (Set)  Skeptic's Guide to American History & Privacy, Property Set

    (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & Privacy, Property

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  6. (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & Turning Points in American History Set

    (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & Turning Points in American History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  7. (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Civil Wa Set

    (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Civil Wa

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  8. (Set) Set:Skeptic's Guide to US History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) Set:Skeptic's Guide to US History & World Was Never the Same

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  9. (Set) Your Complete Guide to US History  Set

    (Set) Your Complete Guide to US History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $709.80 Starting at $709.80 $1,404.80 $709.80$1,404.80
  10. (Set) United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11 & America and the World: A Diplomatic History  Set

    (Set) United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11 & America and the World: A Diplomatic History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Investigate the history of our country's detailed relationships with its foreign neighbors—a history still being written today. The 24 lectures of United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11 compose a narrative history of U.S. political involvement in the region from World War I to the present. In America and the World: A Diplomatic History, use the lens of foreign policy and diplomacy to get a fresh view...
  11. (Set)  Espionage and Covert Operations & America and the World Set

    (Set) Espionage and Covert Operations & America and the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
    Espionage in war predates our modern spy thrillers by centuries. Learn about the mysterious and marvelous cloak-and-dagger world of Espionage and Covert Operations, and the many top-secret undertakings that have been attempted through the generations. Put them into action as you learn more our diplomatic history in America and the World. This two course set will change the way you think about history's defining...
  12. (Set) Turning Points in Modern History & Skeptic's Guide to American History Set on sale

    (Set) Turning Points in Modern History & Skeptic's Guide to American History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $385.00 Starting at $61.90 $124.90 $61.90$124.90
  13. (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & Before 1776 Set

    (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & Before 1776

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Gain a fuller appreciation for America's story with this probing two-course set. You'll reframe your understanding of this great nation's past in The Skeptic's Guide to American History by examining many commonly held myths and half-truths about the United States. And in Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies, you'll deepen your appreciation for the country's formative era, from the events that led to the first...
  14. (Set) America and the World & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) America and the World & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.90 Starting at $529.90 $1,004.90 $529.90$1,004.90
    Add layers of insight to your understanding of our nation's vibrant political, social, economic, and cultural history. In America and the World: A Diplomatic History, use the lens of foreign policy to see how American shifted from the periphery of international politics to its very center. In the 84 lectures of The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, survey the ideas, people, events, and inventions that...
  15. (Set)  Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Revoluti Set

    (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Revoluti

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  16. (Set)  The Skeptic's Guide to American History & History of th Set

    (Set) The Skeptic's Guide to American History & History of th

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.90 Starting at $529.90 $1,004.90 $529.90$1,004.90
  17. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set on sale

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $124.90 $88.90$124.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  18. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $719.90 $499.90$719.90
  19. (Set) Experiencing America & Skeptic's Guide to American Hist Set

    (Set) Experiencing America & Skeptic's Guide to American Hist

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Get to know the United States of America at a level that you never achieved in school. In Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History, see the U.S.A. through the stories of its most famous artifacts. Then, delve into the story of the Revolutionary War with the fascinating lectures of The American Revolution.