His­tory of the Dough­boys

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Front Page -

Many peo­ple be­came heroes in WWI and Edward G. Len­gel is help­ing tell their story.

UTICA, N.Y. >> New York sent thou­sands of Dough­boys to fight in the Great War of 19171918. They came from Al­bany, Buf­falo, the slums of Man­hat­tan’s Lower East Side, and ev­ery­where in be­tween. Many were first or sec­ond gen­er­a­tion im­mi­grants, and many be­came heroes, but it took a spe­cial kind of sto­ry­teller, New York sports­writer Da­mon Run­yon, to weave their story into the Amer­i­can ta­pes­try.

Edward G. Len­gel is a his­to­rian who has writ­ten sev­eral books on Ge­orge Washington and World War I. His lat­est book, ti­tled “Never in Finer Com­pany: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Bat­tal­ion,” was pub­lished in Septem­ber 2018. Len­gel leads his­tory and bat­tle­field tours through­out Europe and the United States. He writes reg­u­larly for Mil­i­tary His­tory Quar­terly, Amer­i­can His­tory and other pe­riod- icals, and has made tele­vi­sion and ra­dio ap­pear­ances on The His­tory Chan­nel, Fox News, Sir­iusXM, and Na­tional Pub­lic Ra­dio. He also ap­pears on the World War I Cen­ten­nial Com­mis­sion’s weekly pod­cast.

This pro­gram takes place in the His­tory Cen­ter’s main gallery on Satur­day, Nov. 17 start­ing at 1 p.m. Copies of “Never in Finer Com­pany: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Bat­tal­ion,” will be avail­able for pur­chase af­ter the pre­sen­ta­tion.

For­more in­for­ma­tion, call 315-735-3642, visit the OCHC web­site at www.onei­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org, or www.face­book.com/Onei­da­Coun­ty­His­tory.

Edward G. Len­gel is a his­to­rian who has writ­ten sev­eral books on Ge­orge Washington and World War I. His lat­est book, ti­tled “Never in Finer Com­pany: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Bat­tal­ion,” was pub­lished in Septem­ber 2018.

Never in Finer Com­pany

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