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In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with world-renowned author and 2016 George Washington Prize winner Nathaniel Philbrick to discuss his latest book, In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.

Nathaniel Philbrick received the National Book Award in 2000 for his maritime history, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. His book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (2006) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and his Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution received the 2016 George Washington Prize.



Kevin C. Butterfield is the new Executive Director of the Washington Library. He comes to Mount Vernon from the University of Oklahoma, where he served as the Director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage and Constitutional Studies Program, holding an appointment as the Wick Cary Professor and Associate Professor of Classics and Letters.