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.'"