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World War I and America Book Discussion Series

World War I and America - Cover Img Event Type: Adult Department Programs
Age Group(s): High School Age, Adults, Seniors
Date: 10/11/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Join Oakland University's Dr. Karen Miller as she moderates a series of three discussions of readings drawn from the book World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It. In compiling World War I and America, distinguished scholars were invited to write brief essays related to World War I. The writers - soldiers, airmen, nurses, diplomats, statesmen, political activists, journalists provide unique insight into how Americans perceived the war and how the conflict transformed American life. This evening the readings and discussion will follow the following themes:
  • Why Fight?
  • The Experience of War
  • Race and World War I
Register for the whole series or any of the evenings online, and stop by the library to pick up the readings being discussed so that you can read them ahead of time. Discussions will also include other forms of media related to each evening's themes.
   Map to the Library
Location: Meeting Room A and B
Other Information:
 This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contact: Beth Sheridan
Contact Number: 2486933001
Presenter: Dr. Karen Miller
Status: Closed


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