Edward joined the Association after serving as a professor at the University of Virginia and Director of the Washington Papers. He is a Special Advisor to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in modern European history and an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. from George Mason University. Edward has authored numerous books, including General George Washington: A Military Life, Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder in Myth and Memory, Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, The New Nation: The Creation of the United States in Paintings and Eyewitness Accounts (co-author), To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918, The Irish through British Eyes: Perceptions of Ireland in the Famine Era, and his forthcoming title, The Lost Battalion by Da Capo Press. He is a National Humanities Medal award winner, in conjunction with the Washington Papers Project, and has received honors from the Army Historical Foundation, U.S. Military History Group, Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. book prize, and the Rawlings Prize, among others.