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The Last of the Doughboys

Back Over There

“Richard Rubin is a highly-skilled time-traveler whose passion and diligence make the haunted sites of the First World War yield up their amazing stories. By reminding us how real and how recent that war was he has produced an engrossing, important book.”

- Ian Frazier, author of Great Plains and Travels in Siberia

"Back Over There is a thoughtful, emotional, engaging journey into the rich and sometimes forgotten history of WWI."

- Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief

​​The Last of the Doughboys


"Gloriously colorful...A wonderfully engaging study executed with a lot of heart."​

- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Affecting...Give[s] fresh texture to what's already known.  Rubin is skillful in his interviewing, remorseless in his efforts to chase down his subjects, thoughtful of their age...He has brought them back to life.  His book is a fitting epitaph to brave men too often overlooked."

- Publishers Weekly

"Fascinating and deeply moving...An important and masterful tribute to those who participated in a conflict that continues to shape the world today."

- Booklist

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