Podcast: How to “Be Washington”

I recently hosted the latest episode of the Washington Library's podcast Conversations at the Washington Library. This episode was entitled, "How to 'Be Washington:' A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mount Vernon's New Interactive Experience." I sat down with Matt Briney, the Vice President of New Media at George Washington's Mount Vernon, and Joseph Cortina, the founding … Continue reading Podcast: How to “Be Washington”

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

Pinot and Prose – Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution

Pinot and Prose is a monthly column exploring great books and the drinks to enjoy them with. Why should food get all the fun? Judith L. Van Buskirk's Standing in Their Own Light, is a book about contradictions. It's about a country that fought for "freedom" even as the rebelling British North American colonies retained … Continue reading Pinot and Prose – Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution