Richard Rubin, author of The Last of the Doughboys, returns to Rangeley Public Library to discuss his newest book, Back Over There. While Rubin interviewed elderly survivors of WWI for The Last of the Doughboys, he recognized a need to go to Europe, “Over There”, in order to get the full story. Going to France, he discovered that, even though it has been 100 years since the battles, WWI is still very much alive for those who live among its ruins.
As the world celebrates the centennial of the “war to end all wars”, come listen to Rubin’s account of what he found as he followed the route of the American Expeditionary Forces, into the remains of trenches, bunkers, and underground tunnels. Listen as he tells of the continuing affection the French people hold for the United States and its people.
Those who attended Rubin’s presentation of The Last of the Doughboys, know that he is an excellent storyteller. As an author of several books, as well as countless articles for such publications as the New York Times, Smithsonian, and The Atlantic, Rubin has been captivating audiences for many years. Back Over There, based on Rubin’s popular New York Times series of the same name, will give you a fresh understanding of this crucial piece of world history.