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Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Lost Battalion and the Transformation of America by Edward G. Lengel

When: Thu., Nov. 8, 12-1 p.m. 2018

A dramatic week in American military history took place shortly before World War I ended. In the first week of October 1918, 600 men charged into the forbidding Argonne Forest. Against all odds, they surged through enemy lines alone. Seven days later, only 194 soldiers from the original unit walked out of the forest. The stand of the Lost Battalion was and remains a display of heroism under fire. The narrative of "Never in Finer Company" focuses on the stories of four men: the Maj. Charles Whittlesey, Capt. George McMurtry, Sgt. Alvin York and newsman Damon Runyon. Author Edward G. Lengel is currently chief historian of the White House and was editor-in-chief of the "Papers of George Washington."

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