Author of The Hamilton Affair and former Pulitzer Prize jurist will give Texarkana lecture on WWI, the right to vote and America's first women soldiers

Novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs, author of the acclaimed books "The Hamilton Affair" and "Hello Girls" will give a lecture titled "Fighting on Two Fronts: World War I, The vote and America's First Women Soldiers on May 3, 2019 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Texas A&M Texarkana University room 217. It is a free event sponsored by the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE).

Cobbs is the author of eight books fiction and non-fiction books, including The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers. The Hamilton Affair: A Novel was a popular bestseller, and the author will soon be promoting a new book on the Civil War military service of Harriet Tubman which is titled The Tubman Command.

Cobbs is a former juror for the Pulitzer Prize, and the author holds the Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University. She is also Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

According to Texas A&M Texarkana communications officer John Bunch: "PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprised of A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is 'Gender Issues.'"