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When Richard Rubin spoke about the last of the World War I “Doughboys” in Warner in June, audience member Nancy Brown wrote to us:“Mr. Rubin was an exceptional speaker. It became very apparent how passionate Mr. Rubin was about World War I and the devastation to the Argon area. I was mesmerized by his talk.”
Rubin returns to New Hampshire this month as part of a series hosted by the Whipple Free Library in New Boston, supported in part by a Community Project Quick Grant. Author of three books and numerous articles in the New York Times, Slate, and The Atlantic, Mr. Rubin will talk about his new book Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside, and Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends and Ghosts to Count.
Illustrated with slides, his presentation will explore America’s essential role in World War I, its lasting legacy, and how it is remembered (in France) and isn’t (here at home).
Earlier that day, the library will also host a book discussion of The Last Doughboys: the Forgotten Generation and the Forgotten War, and, on November 17th, will present “Ramblin’ Richard - WWI Songs and Stories,” a musical event. Throughout November the library will exhibit a World War I educational display including books, audio, DVD, and artifacts from community members and the New Boston Historical Society.
For more information, contact Rennie Timm, Whipple Free Library, 487-3391.
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.