Ten years ago, Richard Rubin set out to interview every last living World War I veteran. There were only a few dozen left, aged 101 to 113. The result is a unique tribute to the men who shared their memories and heart-wrenching stories. Rubin’s book is titled, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War.
Then, we listen back to our 2007 conversation with Helen Thomas. The pioneering female journalist who passed away at 92 over the weekend covered the White House under ten presidents, starting with the Kennedy administration. [Broadcast Date: July 24, 2013]