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