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The Last Veterans of the Forgotten War


At the center of author Richard Rubin’s latest book, The Last of the Doughboys, are several dozen extraordinary individuals, all more than a century old, all now passed away. They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American forces that fought in World War I, 19th-century men and women living in the 21st century. Rubin’s book chronicles their remarkable stories and he joins us to to relate how the forgotten war and its forgotten veterans created the modern world. (Rebroadcast)

Richard Rubin has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Smithsonian. He's the author of the book Confederacy of Silence. His latest book is called The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War [Amazon|Indiebound].

Watch videos of the people in Richard Rubin's book on his website.