Book Discussion on To Conquer Hell

Edward Lengel talked about his book To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918, published by Henry Holt and Co. In his book Professor… read more

Edward Lengel talked about his book To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918, published by Henry Holt and Co. In his book Professor Lengel recounts the World War I battle at Meuse-Argonne in France that took place over six weeks in 1918. The conflict, the bloodiest in American history, entailed the deaths of 26,000 American soldiers and led to the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. He also profiles several of the soldiers that participated in the battle including, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton, and Harry Truman. Professor Lengel talked about why World War I has been forgotten and the general neglect of the few remaining monuments. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

This program of the Georgia Center for the Book was held at the Decatur Library, the main library of the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, Georgia. close

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Book Discussion on To Conquer Hell

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Decatur, Georgia, United States
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Feb 16, 2008
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