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The Resource The last of the doughboys : the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war, Richard Rubin, (electronic resource e-audio)

The last of the doughboys : the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war, Richard Rubin, (electronic resource e-audio)

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The last of the doughboys : the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war
Title
The last of the doughboys
Title remainder
the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rubin
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2003, eighty-five years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventually he found dozens, aged 101 to 113, and interviewed them. All are gone now. A decade-long odyssey to recover the story of a forgotten generation and their war led Rubin across the United States and France, through archives, private collections, battlefields, literature, propaganda, and even music. But at the center of it all were the last of the last, the men and women he met: a new immigrant, drafted and sent to France, whose life was saved by a horse; a Connecticut Yankee who volunteered and fought in every major American battle; a Cajun artilleryman nearly killed by a German airplane; an eighteen-year-old Bronx girl "drafted" to work for the War Department; a machine gunner from Montana; a marine wounded at Belleau Wood; the sixteen-year-old who became America's last World War I veteran; and many more. They were the final survivors of the millions who made up the American Expeditionary Forces, nineteenth-century men and women living in the twenty-first century. Self-reliant, humble, and stoic, they kept their stories to themselves for a lifetime, then shared them at the last possible moment so that they, and the war they won-the trauma that created our modern world-might at last be remembered. You will never forget them. The Last of the Doughboys is more than simply a war story; it is a moving meditation on character, grace, aging, and memory
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Rubin, Richard
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not applicable
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other
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Read by Grover Gardner
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  • Gardner, Grover
  • hoopla digital
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Veterans
  • Centenarians
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
The last of the doughboys : the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war, Richard Rubin, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10986498
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (20hr., 07 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781482923629
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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10986498
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MWT10986498
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sound
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Label
The last of the doughboys : the forgotten generation and their forgotten world war, Richard Rubin, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10986498
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (20hr., 07 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482923629
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10986498
Publisher number
MWT10986498
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(MWT)MWT10986498
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
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