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Dr. David Wrobel "John Steinbeck: War Correspondent"

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National Steinbeck Center

1 Main Street

Salinas, CA 93901

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Though primarily remembered as a novelist, John Steinbeck was also a war correspondent during World War II. Join us for a riveting presentation on this often overlooked part of Steinbeck's legacy led by NSC Visiting Scholar Dr. David Wrobel. Light refreshments served.


About Dr. Wrobel:

David Wrobel (Ph.D., Ohio University) is a scholar of the North American West, Regionalism, American Thought and Culture, Late Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century U.S., Historiography, and Modern American Literature. He currently serves as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, holds the Merrick Chair in Western American History, and became the inaugural David L. Boren Professor at OU in 2016. He is President Elect (2018-2019) and will be President (2019-2020) of the Western History Association. He is the author of America’s West: A History, 1890-1950 (Cambridge UP, 2017); Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism, from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression (New Mexico UP, 2013), winner of the Western Heritage Award for Nonfiction; Promised Lands: Promotion, Memory and the Creation of the American West (UP Kansas, 2002); The End of American Exceptionalism: Frontier Anxiety from the Old West to the New Deal (UP Kansas, 1993); and numerous articles and essays.

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