Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In Memoriam

If you're driving around town today, wondering why all the flags are at half mast, here's why: the last surviving American veteran of World War I, Army Cpl Frank W Buckles, passed away February 27, at the age of 110. Today we're honoring all WWI veterans, in conjunction with his internment.

Also in honor of WWI veterans, here are a few books that take place around WWI.

Maisie Dobbs is a private investigator / psychologist who has worked her way up from position of servant into a position of independence. Her investigations take her back to her past as a nurse during the war as she uncovers intrigue at the cooperative farm called the "Retreat." Find it at your library.

Legends of the Fall, yes, was a movie, but first it was a novella by author Jim Harrison. Also set during WWI, it follows three Montana brothers who ride over to Canada to join the war effort, and the paths their lives take after the war has ended. Find it at your library.
~That One Girl

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