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Edward G. Lengel

Edward G. Lengel is a historian in residence at Colonial Williamsburg, and previously served as Chief Historian of The White House Historical Association. Before that, Lengel was Editor-in-Chief of The Papers of George Washington and Professor at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Lengel is the author most recently of Never In Finer Company: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Battalion. He is also author of Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917-1918 (2015), To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 (2008), and This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War letters (2007).

His book General George Washington: A Military Life was a finalist for the 2006 George Washington Book Prize.

More information is at: http://www.edwardlengel.com.

 

Articles by this Contributor

Built in 1778 by a member of the British Parliament who admired George Washington, the vandalized monument stands on an old estate now in ruins. Read >>
In October 1918, 600 men of the 77th Division attacked a heavily defended German position, charging forward until they were completely surrounded by enemy forces. Only 194 men walked out when they were finally rescued. Read >>
The business of forging George Washington’s signature and correspondence to sell to unwitting buyers goes back 150 years Read >>

"Web only stories" by this contributor

The men of the 91st "Wild West" Division were from California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  The 91st “Wild West” Division was one of nine American divisions that assaulted German positions in the Meuse-Argonne on September 26, 1918. As befitted its name, the 91st… Read more >>
Built in 1778 by a member of the British Parliament who admired George Washington, the vandalized monument stands on an old estate now in ruins. Edward Newenham was a member of Parliament from Dublin, reformer, and strong supporter of American independence who corresponded with Washington, Franklin… Read more >>