Books by Edward G. Lengel

Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A deeply researched and nicely handled biography."
A study of the Founding Father encapsulating some of the early American values of industry, parsimony, and prudence. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Readers will chuckle at this well-presented avalanche of nonsense, but squirm to realize that our leaders, media, journalists and even historians regularly accept it."
Not a biography but a frothy history of the many energetic, often wacky efforts to turn George Washington into a godlike national icon whose life provides lessons in moral uplift. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A harrowing episode in American military history, expertly recounted."
Lucid history of a military campaign so terrible that, writes Lengel (History/Univ. of Virginia; General George Washington: A Military Life, 2005, etc.), many of its survivors "swore that after the war ended they would never look at another tree in their lives." Read full book review >