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In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Nick Bunker, author and 2015 George Washington Prize winner, to discuss his new book, Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity.

Nick Bunker is the author of Making Haste From Babylon, a history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, as well as An Empire on Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, which received the 2015 George Washington Prize. He is a former investment banker and journalist for the Financial Times, and lives in Lincolnshire, England.

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.