Podcast: Battlefield Office Politics

I recently hosted the latest episode of the Washington Library's podcast Conversations at the Washington Library. This episode was entitled "Battlefield Office Politics". I sat down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Mark Edward Lender to discuss the Conway Cabal and the challenge to General Washington's leadership position. You can listen to the episode here: … Continue reading Podcast: Battlefield Office Politics

Podcast: Codfish Olé

I recently hosted the latest episode of the Washington Library's podcast Conversations at the Washington Library. This episode was entitled "Codfish Olé". I sat down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Elisa Vargas to discuss the early diplomatic relationship between Spain and the United States, focusing on the work of Diego María de Gardoqui, Spain’s … Continue reading Podcast: Codfish Olé

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

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