Martha (Marti) Briggs Brown is the daughter of Louis Franklin Briggs, University of Illinois Class of 1942, and the author of From Cornfield to Battlefield: A Young Farmer's Journey Through World War I. The book chronicles her father's experiences at the University of Illinois and in the Second World War, and is based on letters from him and family scrapbooks.
Description:From Cornfield to Battlefield: A Young Farmer's Journey Through World War II, 2019, by Marti Briggs Brown. This memoir chronicles the life of her father, Louis Franklin Briggs (1920-2001), College of Agriculture, General Agriculture, 1942. Subjects include Louis Briggs' early life, his time as a University of Illinois student, and his experiences as a military officer during World War II. Book is based on correspondence from Louis Briggs, a significant amount of which is reproduced verbatim within its pages.