In honor of Veterans Day, yesterday, I started reading ‘s The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). I purchased this book approximately 2 months ago after seeing Mr. Rubin speak about his work on C-SPAN‘s Book TV but also because I just don’t know that much about The Great War, World War I.
Rubin spent 10-years tracking down and interviewing our remaining few dozen, aged 101 to 113. All of them are gone now, but through their remembrances we gain an understanding of the sacrifices they made in the defense of our great Nation. I have only read the first few pages and I can already tell I am going to love this book!