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Stanford Bookstore Meet the Author: Barbara Wilcox

Join us for an event with Stanford alumna Barbara Wilcox about her new book, World War I Army Training by San Francisco Bay: The Story of Camp Fremont. In 1917, Stanford University leased a portion of its land to allow the creation of Camp Fremont, headquartered in present-day Menlo Park. Soldiers received a welcome reception, & locals embraced the potential economic opportunities. However, the military presence also revealed the conflict Americans felt over the war. Residents threatened conscientious objectors within their community, while the government mollified fears of the vice that often followed troops in training. Wilcox tells Camp Fremont’s story of adaptability, bravery & extraordinary accomplishment during the Great War.

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When:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 06:00 PM

Where:

Stanford Bookstore

Sponsor:

Stanford Bookstore

Contact:

(650)329-1217 ext. 8320
a.natiello@bookstore.stanford.org