Podcast: #SoulClave

I recently hosted the latest episode of the Washington Library's podcast Conversations at the Washington Library. This episode was entitled "#SoulClave". I sat down with Washington Library research fellow Iris de Rode to discuss the relationship between George Washington and François Jean de Chastellux. You can listen to the episode here: What did you think? Be … Continue reading Podcast: #SoulClave

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 – 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