The Last of the Doughboys

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Speaker: Richard Rubin

Next year marks the beginning of the World War I Centennial. Join us for a special talk about this sometimes overlooked war and the men who served in it by Maine author Richard Rubin, author of the acclaimed The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World. The Boston Globe calls the book, “engaging . . . memorable . . . The book succeeds by creating degrees of connection, even as it reshapes our consciousness." Rubin will share his decade-long journey to find and interview living veterans of the “Great War”--all of whom are now gone. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

Richard Rubin is a writer and teacher. In addition to The Last of the Doughboys, he is the author of Confederacy of Silence, a True Tale of the Old New South and Everyday American History of the Twentieth Century. He has published numerous articles in national publications including Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, and AARP Magazine, as well as short stories in several literary journals. Rubin was a visiting writing professor at St. Lawrence University from 2008-2010.