Len's Summary: A new biography of an American imperialist, Harvard Medical School graduate and political collaborator of Teddy Roosevelt who rose to be Army Chief of Staff, Governor General in Cuba and the Philippines and presidential wannabe. Also a available from Nebraska is Chasing Geronimo: The Journal of Leonard Wood, May-September 1886, Lack C. Lane (ed.), 176 pages, photos, map, ISBN 978 0 8032 2527 5, $14.96 paperback. Wood, then an Army contract surgeon, won the Medal of Honor for helping capture Apache chief Geronimo.
The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
In 2020 we are working to increase engagement and communication with the membership. This will include: regular publication of our Journal, World War One Illustrated, and our newsletter, Here and There; a more regular social media presence; and a refreshed website.