Edward G. Lengel will be reading and discussing his new book Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Battalion focusing on the stories of four men whose lives were forever changed by the attack into Europe's forbidding Argonne Forest. 600 men went in, only 194 soldiers walked out of the forest.
The "Lost Battalion" gained immense acclaim throughout America after withstanding unimaginable horrors of trench warfare in World War I. After returning home as heroes, their celebrity faded and their physical and emotional wounds festered. Now, a century later, Lengel's work helps ensure their legacy will not be forgotten. — Mike Hare, Northshire Bookstore
"An exceptionally vivid tale of men at war. Unsparing and dramatic, Never in Finer Company illuminates the sacrifice, courage, and leadership of American doughboys in combat, as well as the toll wrung from them after the shooting stopped. Edward G. Lengel has written a rich and compelling story."--Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Liberation Trilogy
Edward G. Lengel is a military historian, battlefield tour guide, and travel enthusiast who has published award-winning books on World War I and the Revolutionary War, including To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918, and Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917-1918. He has contributed articles for Military History, Military History Quarterly, American Heritage, and American History, and appears frequently on television and radio, including the History Channel, NPR, and other networks.