Thursday, July 6th at 6:30 PM
Author Talk: Richard Rubin-
Back Over There
Based on the author’s hugely popular New York Times series about World War I, BACK OVER THERE: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since the Great War, 500 Miles of Battle-Scarred French Countryside, and Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends, and Ghosts to Count (St. Martin’s Press; 2017) is a timely and evocative book that chronicles author Richard Rubin’s journey to American WWI battle sites in France. The book is part history, part first-person travelogue, and part exploration of how human memory is passed down among generations.
BACK OVER THERE is a fascinating trip through an important but relatively underemphasized chapter of American history. It is a rich and compelling journey to a place where WWI history lives on vividly and where the present and the past have never quite separated.
RICHARD RUBIN (M.A.) was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University and began his career as a small-town journalist in Greenwood, Mississippi. Since then he has written for larger outlets, routinely contributing to: The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker and AARP Magazine. He is the author of two previous books: Confederacy of Silence and The Last of the Doughboys. He lives in Maine.