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James McGrath Morris: The Ambulance Drivers

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Bourbon Grill at El Gancho

104 Old Las Vegas Hwy

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Join the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library for our fourth 2018 Happy Hour Authors Club meeting featuring James McGrath Morris leading a discussion on The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Happy Hour discount prices during the informal author introduction and free-ranging conversation. Bring your thoughts, opinions, and your questions for the author.

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: Free benefit for Friends members; non-members may purchase memberships at the door
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
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: 5:00–6:30 PM, (Doors open at 4:30 PM for drink & hors d’oeuvres orders.)
Location: 104 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM 87505

After meeting for the first time on the front lines of World War I, two aspiring writers forge an intense twenty-year friendship and write some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a “lost generation” shaken by war. Eager to find his way in life and words, John Dos Passos first witnessed the horror of trench warfare in France as a volunteer ambulance driver retrieving the dead and seriously wounded from the front line. Later in the war, he briefly met another young writer, Ernest Hemingway, who was just arriving for his own service in the ambulance corps. When the war was over, both men knew they had to write about it; they had to give voice to what they felt about war and life. Their friendship and collaboration developed through the peace of the 1920s and 1930s, as Hemingway’s novels soared to success while Dos Passos penned the greatest antiwar novel of his generation, Three Soldiers.

Note: The Ambulance Drivers is available for purchase at both the Main and Southside Bookstores

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