Humanities Event

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:00 PM1:00 PM
The State Library invites you to our first author talk of 2019, featuring Marshfield author Jim Hamilton, who will speak on January 17th about his new book, "The Black Cats of Amherst." Published 100 years after the United States entered World War I, the book tells the story of the WWI ambulance unit that formed in Amherst in June 1917 and served with several French army divisions during the war. The book draws on diaries, letters, and photographs from the unit, along with drawings and maps to provide additional perspective about these ambulance drivers, many of whom were from the Bay State.