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Pinot and Prose – Guibert: Father of Napoleon’s Grande Armée

Pinot and Prose is a monthly column exploring great books and the drinks to enjoy them with. Why should food get all the fun? Jonathan Abel's Guibert: Father of Napoleon's Grande Armée is a solid piece of scholarship. Abel deftly weaves together a biography of one the French military Enlightenments' most important—but least understood—figures in a … Continue reading Pinot and Prose – Guibert: Father of Napoleon’s Grande Armée

Strategical Tactics in Food and War: A Guide to Military Jargon for the Fainthearted

It doesn’t take watching much cable news to see the words “tactics” and “strategy” bandied about as if they’re interchangeable, and that’s before you throw in the concepts of “operations” and “policy.” The dirty secret though, is that even in some history circles these academic guideposts are misused on a regular basis. To bring some … Continue reading Strategical Tactics in Food and War: A Guide to Military Jargon for the Fainthearted