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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.

 

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A leading historian of World War I picks the best accounts of the war among the hundreds he's consulted in his research. Read >>
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The men of the 91st "Wild West" Division were from California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  Edward Lengel is a Contributing Editor of American Heritage, the author of eleven books, and the former historian of the White House Historical Society. His blogs can be… 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 >>