The Great Depression left U.S. industrial might a shell of its former self. With
the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the U.S. began to awaken from its
industrial and military slumber. This presentation will include an in-depth
review and discussion of the events, policies, and actions that led the U.S. to
become the "Arsenal of Democracy," a military leader in the Allied cause, and
one of the two superpowers in the post-World War II world.
– Mark Squeglia, B.A.
*Event will be held at Edinboro University's William P. Alexander Music Center
110 Kiltie Road, Edinboro, PA 16444
A lifelong resident of Erie, PA, Mark has always maintained a personal interest in History. A graduate of Gannon College in 1979 with a BA in History, Mark has worked for Hammermill Paper Company, Erie Insurance, Presque Isle Insurance and currently General Electric in the field of Information Technology. Mark is a member of the Perry 200 Commission and has been a lecturer for the Jefferson Society since 2010.
While Mark’s interest is in all periods of History, his main focus & specialty is of Military History, specifically World War II History.