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Campus Book Club News-    

The Hamilton Roddis Memorial Library is hosting our next book club meeting on  October 22, 2018 at 6 PM. We are doing two books in honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Those titles are:  A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith and  The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobb

A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith

The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs

The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons’ graves in France. Over the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. In this emotionally charged, brilliantly realized novel, April Smith breathes life into a unique moment in American history, imagining the experience of five of these women.

In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated them. Back on the home front, they fought the army for veterans’ benefits and medals, and won.

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