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The WWI Letters of Alice O'Brien
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd W
History Lounge, Free and Open to the public. Book signing to follow.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
In March 1918, 26-year-old Alice O'Brien of St. Paul set off for wartime France. As the daughter of a wealthy family, Alice had no need to work or go to war. But she, like hundreds of American women, traveled "over there" to serve as an auxiliary nurse, a canteen worker and supply truck driver—experiences she described in breezy, but telling letters home from the front lines. Join author and historian Nancy O'Brien Wagner for a talk about Alice O'Brien's adventure in wartime France.
O'Brien Wagner is the editor of Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. O'Brien.