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Alan Renga, History Instructor at Grossmont
BA in History, University of California, Santa Barbara, The Gauchos
MA in History, San Diego State University, The Aztecs
My specialization was Modern European History, with an emphasis on the Holocaust. I wrote my Master's thesis on an incredible woman, Renny Kurshenbaum a Holocaust survivor who fought back against Nazi tyranny. Her life teaches us many necessary lessons: lessons about love, justice, the importance of heeding warnings, tolerance and, unfortunately, despair. Renny's story can be read here.
Here are a couple historical figures who have had a strong influence on me:
And we should consider every day lost on
which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false
which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Here are some of the musicians, authors and poets who I like to spend my free time with:
Shane Macgowan: The greatest Irish poet/musician alive!
Jorge Luis Borges: Author, Poet and Philosopher:
The fact is that poetry is not the books in the library . .
. Poetry is the encounter of the reader with the book, the discovery of the
One Day Truth and Justice Will Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love sports and am a big Padre and Charger fan, although I always end up let down. I also rowed in college and coached after that!
I am an author. Buy my book!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you want to know anything else, just ask!