Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I

By James Carl Nelson. St. Martin’s Press, 2012. This book chronicles the legacy and journey of five Harvard alumni who all fought—to different ends—on the Western Front in 1918. One of the five men profiled, Richard Newhall, went on to teach as professor of history at Williams College until his death in 1973. This story of heroism and courage highlights the soldiers’ own accounts and experiences and provides a hauntingly personal window into life on the front lines in World War I.