Edward G. Lengel




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Edward G. Lengel

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Although I’ve spent the greater part of my career as an academic military historian, my passion is as a storyteller, walking through ancient lands, sites and battlefields in my own hiking boots. I strive to capture that feeling in my writing, tours, and presentations to reduce the distance between our present and our collective past.

From the tough realities of military history to the passions and interests of our first president, I aim to write history that’s trustworthy, but what I really want to hear, to read, to write are simply cracking good stories. When I am not giving tours and talks, writing or traveling, I’m the Chief Historian at The White House Historical Association.

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“There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we learn and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of bronze and stone, and of shadowy companies of heroes that ride caparisoned white horses along the edges of thick forests; and then we know that we have looked back through the ivory gates into that world of wonder which was ours before we were wise and unhappy.”
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“Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production.”
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“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
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