Book featuring Thomas Zuber donated to Bryan Public Library

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

The authors of a book about the lives and experiences of 104 black doctors who volunteered in World War I donated a copy to the Bryan Public Library on Tuesday. The book contained a section about Dr. Thomas Zuber, former West Point physician and Zuber Park namesake.
“African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers” was written by W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley, and published in December.
Narva Perry, Zuber’s granddaughter, said the authors of the book had contacted the family more than two years ago for information on the late doctor.
“We had the monument placed in honor of him in Zuber Park last year, and this book was in the process about two years before that,” Perry said.
She said the authors were thorough in their research, and that the book shed light on some parts of Zuber’s life that even she wasn’t aware of, such as his reasoning for joining the military.
“I never actually got to know him, but from speaking to family members he was a very diverse man,” Perry said in a previous interview. “He joined the Army and went to World War I and he wasn’t even able to vote yet. He was very active in the Republican Party and even attended the national conventions.”
See the rest of the story in Wednesday's Daily Times Leader.