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The Resource All the great prizes : the life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, John Taliaferro

All the great prizes : the life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, John Taliaferro

Label
All the great prizes : the life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
Title
All the great prizes
Title remainder
the life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
Statement of responsibility
John Taliaferro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Hay was both witness and author of many of the most significant chapters in American history--from the birth of the Republican Party, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War, to the prelude to the First World War. Much of what we know about Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt comes to us through the observations Hay made while private secretary to one and secretary of state to the other. Hay's friends included virtually every president, sovereign, author, artist, power broker, and robber baron of the Gilded Age. As an ambassador and statesman, he guided many of the country's major diplomatic initiatives at the turn of the twentieth century: the Open Door with China, the creation of the Panama Canal, the establishment of America as a world leader. 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 Hay's best friend, Henry Adams. Here is the epic tale of one of the most amazing figures in American history.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taliaferro, John
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E664.H41
LC item number
T35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hay, John
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Statesmen
Label
All the great prizes : the life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, John Taliaferro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 613- 642) and index
Contents
Oughtnottobiography -- Spunky point -- Potomac fever -- Bolts of war -- Progress of democracy -- Plain language -- Millionaires' row -- Roses in a glue-factory -- Scorpions -- Everlasting angels -- Two on the terrace -- Tame cats -- The English mission -- Setting the table -- Spheres of influence -- Rope of sand -- A reasonable time -- Fair warning -- Color of right -- Hayism -- All the great prizes
Control code
ocn800024794
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 673 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416597346
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2012032847
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a420688
  • (OCoLC)800024794
Label
All the great prizes : the life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt, John Taliaferro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 613- 642) and index
Contents
Oughtnottobiography -- Spunky point -- Potomac fever -- Bolts of war -- Progress of democracy -- Plain language -- Millionaires' row -- Roses in a glue-factory -- Scorpions -- Everlasting angels -- Two on the terrace -- Tame cats -- The English mission -- Setting the table -- Spheres of influence -- Rope of sand -- A reasonable time -- Fair warning -- Color of right -- Hayism -- All the great prizes
Control code
ocn800024794
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 673 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781416597346
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2012032847
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a420688
  • (OCoLC)800024794

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