TRENT ANGERS is an accomplished journalist whose credentials include two nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature and 36 years as editor and publisher of one of the longest-running regional magazines in U.S. history.
Besides that, he is a top-flight public speaker on topics that flow from some of the well-researched books he has authored: The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story; The Truth about the Cajuns; and Grand Coteau: The Holy Land of South Louisiana.
He also tells a very inspiring story about an unlikely Louisiana couple who rescued (in an airboat) hundreds of helpless New Orleans residents who were stranded in or on top of their flooded homes after Hurricane Katrina devastated their city in 2005.
And he gives a very encouraging motivational speech based in part on the writings of those who have inspired him most: Henry David Thoreau, Dale Carnegie, Og Mandino, former LSU basketball Coach Dale Brown, and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
Angers (right) and Hugh Thompson returning
from a trip to Vietnam, March 1998
'The Forgotten Hero of My Lai' has been awaited by thousands of Americans who knew there was a great deal more than had been reported in the media (about the My Lai Massacre). Trent Angers’ compelling story fills in all the details.
– Bill Cavanaugh, U.S. Army veteran, Quincy, Mass.
Angers is a careful historian and a gifted storyteller… an author of rare accuracy.
– Ken Hughes, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
It is impossible not to be moved by this great story…. My compliments and highest recommendation.
– Terje Lund, Major, Royal Norwegian Air Force; Norwegian Red Cross
An extremely well-written book… fascinating.
– Tom Schwartz, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
Coach Dale Brown
Trent Angers is a highly skilled journalist and public speaker. As a writer and editor, he has decades of experience and loads of intelligence, integrity and talent. As a public speaker, he has command of his subject matter and speaks with sincerity and a wealth of knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. His mission in life is to help others.
His presentation on the heroism of Hugh Thompson – the honorable U.S. soldier who stopped the My Lai Massacre – will take your breath away; I guarantee you it will be unforgettable!
- Coach Dale Brown, Author of 'Getting Over the 4 Hurdles of Life'; internationally acclaimed motivational speaker; head men's basketball coach at LSU, 1972-1997
Angers visiting with Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in Pauling, N.Y., Spring of 1990.
- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Author of 'The Power of Positive Thinking'
I have had an enjoyable reading experience with your book, The Truth About the Cajuns. I have always had profound respect for the Cajun people, whom you have portrayed masterfully.
Explaining President Nixon's role in sabotaging the My Lai
Massacre trials (KADN-TV Fox 15, Lafayette, La., April 2014)
Discussing Hugh Thompson's heroism in stopping the My Lai
Massacre (American Experience: My Lai, Summer 2010).
Dispelling myths and stereotypes about the Cajun people – based on the content of the book, The Truth About the Cajuns (Interview for documentary film, Summer 2012).