Event Details

Location: Prairie Village, KS

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Cornell Club of Mid-America and UVA Club of KC Book Group present our latest event: Best Little Stories from World War I by C. Brian Kelly (UVA faculty) and Ingrid Smyer (Col 81)

Based on the writings of soldiers, politicians, kings, nurses, and military leaders, this book tells the stories of men and women who lived, fought, and survived the first Great War and chronicles how the emergence of fervent national pride led to ruthless combat.  Included is the story of UVa’s own aviator, James Rogers McConnell, who died over the Somme in 1917.

Kansas City is the home of the National WWI Museum, and we are recognizing the centennial of this important event by including this work in our reading list.  There are additional opportunities currently being considered to further incorporate our local resources into the experience — watch for future announcements.

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Location: Home of Marty and Dianne Lustig (address will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail)

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free (Light refreshments will be served)

Event Questions?
John Rasmus (Cornell ’63 and UVA LAW ’66) jcrasmus@gmail.com
Eric Schoenberg (UVA CLAS ’84) thefrogdoc@gmail.com

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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