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All Quiet on the Western Front: Movie Screening and Discussion

Join us for a viewing and discussion of the Oscar-winning All Quiet on the Western Front, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Lauded as one of the most powerful anti-war statements ever put on film, this gut-wrenching story concerns a group of friends who join the Army during World War I and are assigned to the Western Front, where their fiery patriotism is quickly turned to horror and misery by the harsh realities of combat. Dr. Adam T. Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Modern European History, Colorado Mesa University will facilitate the discussion following the film. This film screening is offered at no charge.

About the Presenter:

Adam T. Rosenbaum received his Doctorate in History from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. As an associate professor of history at CMU, Rosenbaum teaches Western Civilizations. The International History of the Cold War, Modern Germany, The Holocaust and several other upper-division courses. His first book, Bavarian Tourism and the Modern World, 1800-1950 (Cambridge University Press), examines the relationship between the marketing of Bavarian tourist attractions and popular conceptions of nature, modernity and national identity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany. He has also published articles about tourism in The Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, Central European History and the Journal of Tourism History. He is currently working on a second book project, an expansive history of travel from mass migrations to mass tourism.

Related Upcoming Event:

This year's Two Rivers Chautauqua theme is "WWI: The War to End All Wars" and features a portrayal of Erich Maria Remarque by George Frein.

Monday, August 13, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Central Library Mesa Room, Central Library Monument Room
Central Library

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