Mysteries of History: Crimes, Cons, Quirks, Part 3

CRN: 
9999
Course Dates: 
First 4 weeks: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 2018
Times: 
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Ron Schon
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

We will feature all new entertaining, historically accurate stories ranging from clever cons to crimes of the century, scandalous sex to unscrupulous science, quick-witted women to wild weapons, dreadful disasters to mind-numbing mysteries and much more—all lavishly illustrated with drawings, photos and videos. Sample stories include: Silverware and Sex, The Greatest Fake, Strange Funeral Customs, Gangster Women, Embarrassing Political Scandals and Dangerous Medical Remedies.

Ron Schon's (schonad@gmail.com) background includes radio, television and marketing. He and wife Ellen owned an advertising agency and animation studio in Tampa. They are collectors of human interest stories. Ron previously taught Sex, Greed and Violence—Stories of WNC's Past as well as Crimes, Conflicts and Other Mysteries of History parts 1 and 2.