Talk by author of The Remains of Company DOctober 28, 2010 at 78:30 p.m.

Time: October 28, 2010 at 78:30 p.m.

The Remains of Company D follows the members of Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, United States First Division, from enlistment to combat and the effort to recover their remains, focusing on the three major battles at Cantigny, Soissons, and in the Meuse-Argonne and the effect these horrific battles had on the men. Among these men was Pvt. Leigh Ellsworth Wilson of Janesville, Minnesota. A cenotaph was placed in the Janesville Cemetery by his mother, Anna, after he long search for his remains was unsuccessful.

"[Never before] has an American nonfiction writer reached into history and produced a testament of young men in terrible battle with the stateliness, the mastery of cadence, the truthfulness, and the muted heartbreak of James Carl Nelson in The Remains of Company D."

-- Ron Powers, New York Times best-selling co-author of Flags of Our Fathers and author of Mark Twain: A Life.