John Hay

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Kessinger Publishing, 2004 M01 1 - 480 pages
This is a personal biography and not a political history. John Hay was an ideal letter writer, he recorded his impressions so freshly and so vividly that he never leaves us in doubt as to what he thought of persons, political affairs, or life's experiences. Contents: Beginnings; Brown University, Poet in Exile; First Months in the White House; War in Earnest; Errands North and South; Great Companion; Roving Diplomat: Paris, Vienna, Spain; Washington during Reconstruction; Journalism; Authorship; Friendship; Politics. Illustrated.

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About the author (2004)

Author and editor William Roscoe Thayer was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 16, 1859. He graduated from Harvard University in 1881 and in 1886. In 1892, he became the editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine. He wrote numerous books including The Life and Times of Cavour; The Life and Letters of John Hay; Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography; Volleys from a Non-Combatant; and The Art of Biography. He died in 1923.

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