Do you know that the author of the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" studied Medieval history? Or how jeans are linked to the California gold rush? Have you wondered why we call Iraq and Iran the “Cradle of Civilization?” Are you curious about what Congress and the president do? History enlightens you. It lets you be a time traveler and explore an “old” new world. Not only is it a story, it is a skill set that prepares you for work in business, government, education and the arts. It introduces you to a unique and important perspective. It will make the present richer and prepare you for the future.