"Last of the Doughboys" Reading At Bethlehem Library

Richard Rubin

On Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m., Bethlehem Public Library will host New England author Richard Rubin for a reading and signing of his new book, "The Last of the Doughboys: the Forgotten Generation and their Forgotten War."

85 years after WWI ended, Rubin went around the country and Europe, locating and interviewing the remaining veterans of The Great War. He searched through private collections, propaganda, and even music. His book relates the stories of the men and women he met: a new immigrant, drafted and sent to France, whose life was saved by a horse; a Connecticut Yankee who volunteered and fought in every major American battle; a Cajun artilleryman nearly killed by a German aeroplane; an 18 year old Bronx girl "drafted" to work for the War Department; the 16 year old who became America's last WWI veteran; and many more.

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