This is a two-part class taught by Dr. Ed Lengel. The first class will take place on Thursday, March 1st, and will focus on American military participation in the conflict. The second class will meet on Thursday, March 8th, and will look more closely at literature, both fiction and memoirs, related to the war.
Dr. Edward G. Lengel is currently Chief Historian of the White House and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Papers of George Washington. He is the author of several books on George Washington and on America’s involvement in World War I. His books on World War I include To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918—The Epic Battle That Ended the First World War and Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917–1918. He has contributed articles for Military History, Military History Quarterly, American Heritage, American History, History Now, and Humanities.