Author Lecture - The Backwash of War: Ellen N. La Motte and Her Explosive Lost Classic with Cynthia Wachtell
National Archives at Kansas City
On Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with the National World War I Museum and Memorial, will host Cynthia Wachtell who will present a lecture titled The Backwash of War: Ellen N. La Motte and Her Explosive Lost Classic. This program will take place in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO. Reservations are requested for this free program.
Boldly capturing World War I’s devastation, writer and suffragist Ellen N. La Motte penned her controversial book, The Backwash of War, about her experiences as a nurse on the Western Front. Modeling a new and influential style of war writing, her biting prose was immediately banned in England and France upon its publication in 1916, and later censored in America. Join professor Cynthia Wachtell for a discussion on the contentious text and incredible story of its author based upon Wachtell’s book The Backwash of War: An Extraordinary American Nurse in World War I. Book sales will be available before and after the lecture with an author signing. This program is presented in partnership with the National World War I Museum and Memorial and the University of MO-Kansas City Women’s Center.
The Backwash of War
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