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Pinot and Prose – Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Pinot and Prose is a monthly column exploring great books and the drinks to enjoy them with. Why should food get all the fun? From the merchant houses of Bilabo and Nantes, to the battlefields of Honduras and India, to the halls of the Palacio Real and the Château de Versailles, this Pulitzer Prize nominated book highlights how, … Continue reading Pinot and Prose – Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

A Bloodless Victory, Sneak Peak – Part 3

A Bloodless Victory is available December 24th. Here's a final taste of the book: Their vapory clouds of breath appeared and disappeared with vibrant frequency in the crisp January air. They were tired, so very tired. They had pushed themselves hard on the route from Fort St. John to the Vieux Carré. Thankfully, though, the end of … Continue reading A Bloodless Victory, Sneak Peak – Part 3

Giving Thanks: 10 Books that Made my Work Possible

In honor of the Thanksgiving holidays, I thought I'd share a list of monographs that made writing A Bloodless Victory possible. I could not have written my book without the work of these scholars as inspiration. Each of these books were instrumental in deciding how I wanted to frame my entire approach to studying the … Continue reading Giving Thanks: 10 Books that Made my Work Possible

A Bloodless Victory, Sneak Peak – Part 2

A Bloodless Victory is available December 24th. Here's another taste of the book: The monument made for an impressive sight: a tower of marble one hundred feet tall which shined brightly in the crisp winter air. Only a decade before, the Chalmette Monument sat half-finished and nearly forgotten in a cow pasture. Now in January 1915, it … Continue reading A Bloodless Victory, Sneak Peak – Part 2