The State Library invites you to our first author talk of 2019, featuring Marshfield author Jim Hamilton, who will speak on January 17th about his new book The Black Cats of Amherst.
Published 100 years after the United States entered World War I, The Black Cats of Amherst tells the story of the WWI ambulance unit that formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in June 1917 and served with several French army divisions during the war. This well-researched book draws upon diaries, letters, and photographs from the unit and includes many of these photos, along with drawings and maps to provide additional perspective about these ambulance drivers, many of whom were from the Bay State.
Author Jim Hamilton, a graduate of Amherst College and the Rochester Institute of Technology, is the publisher at Green Harbor Publications. He has written numerous articles, white papers, and books, including the WWII historical book The Writing 69th: Civilian War Correspondents Accompany a U.S. Bombing Raid on Germany during World War II. He is the grandson of Black Cat Hugh Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton’s talk is free and open to all, and copies of The Black Cats of Amherst will be available for purchase and signing at the conclusion of the talk.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.