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All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

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The first full-scale biography of John Hay since 1934: From secretary to Abraham Lincoln to secretary of state for Theodore Roosevelt, Hay was an essential American figure for more than half a century.andlt;Iandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;John Taliaferroand#8217;s brilliant biography captures the extraordinary life of Hay, one of the most amazing figures in American history, and restores him to his rightful place. Private secretary to Lincoln and secretary of state to Theodore Roosevelt, Hay was both witness and author of many of the most significant chapters in American historyand#8212;from the birth of the Republican Party, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, to the prelude to World War I. As an ambassador and statesman, he guided many of the countryand#8217;s major diplomatic initiatives at the turn of the twentieth century: the Open Door with China, the creation of the Panama Canal, and the establishment of America as a world leader.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Hayand#8217;s friends are a whoand#8217;s who of the era: Mark Twain, Horace Greeley, Henry Adams, Henry James, and virtually every president, sovereign, author, artist, power broker, and robber baron of the Gilded Age. His peers esteemed him as and#8220;a perfectly cut stoneand#8221; and and#8220;the greatest prime minister this republic has ever known.and#8221; But for all his poise and polish, he had his secrets. His marriage to one of the wealthiest women in the country did not prevent him from pursuing the Madame X of Washington society, whose other secret suitor was Hayand#8217;s best friend, Henry Adams.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;All the Great Prizesandlt;/Iandgt;, the first authoritative biography of Hay in eighty years, renders a rich and fascinating portrait of this brilliant American and his many worlds.

About the Author

John Taliaferro is a graduate of Harvard College, a former senior editor at andlt;i andgt;Newsweekandlt;/iandgt;, and the author of four previous books. He lives in Austin, Texas, and Pray, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416597346
Author:
Taliaferro, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
john hay biography, lincoln secretary, lincoln assassination, hay and niccolay, roosevelt adviser, secretary of state, panama canal, china negotiations, mark twain, hay house, horace greeley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, lincoln and the press, ha
Subject:
john hay biography, lincoln secretary, lincoln assassination, hay and niccolay, roosevelt adviser, secretary of state, panama canal, china negotiations, mark twain, hay house, horace greeley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, lincoln and the press, ha
Subject:
john hay biography, lincoln secretary, lincoln assassination, hay and niccolay, roosevelt adviser, secretary of state, panama canal, china negotiations, mark twain, hay house, horace greeley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, lincoln and the press, ha
Subject:
john hay biography, lincoln secretary, lincoln assassination, hay and niccolay, roosevelt adviser, secretary of state, panama canal, china negotiations, mark twain, hay house, horace greeley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, lincoln and the press, ha
Subject:
john hay biography, lincoln secretary, lincoln assassination, hay and niccolay, roosevelt adviser, secretary of state, panama canal, china negotiations, mark twain, hay house, horace greeley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, lincoln and the press, ha
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pp insert
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
212.725 x 139.7 mm

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