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The Resource The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer

The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer

Label
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
Title
The statesman and the storyteller
Title remainder
John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
Statement of responsibility
Mark Zwonitzer
Title variation
John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Hay, famous as Lincoln's private secretary and later as secretary of state under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, and Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famous for being 'Mark Twain,' grew up fifty miles apart, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the same rural antebellum stew of race and class and want. This shared history helped draw them together when they first met as up-and-coming young men in the late 1860s, and their mutual admiration never waned in spite of sharp differences in personality, in worldview, and in public conduct. In The Statesman and the Storyteller, the last decade of their lives plays out against the tumultuous events of the day, as the United States government begins to aggressively pursue a policy of imperialism, overthrowing the duly elected queen of Hawaii; violently wresting Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines away from Spain, and then from the islands' inhabitants; and finally encouraging and supporting a revolution to clear a path for the building of the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal. Rich in detail, The Statesman and the Storyteller provides indelible portraits of public figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge. Stunning in its relevance, it explores the tactics of and attitudes behind America's earliest global policies and their influence on U.S. actions for all the years to follow. But ultimately it is the very human rendering of Clemens and Hay that distinguishes Zwonitzer's work, providing profound insights into the lives of two men who helped shape and define their era" --Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
RBN
Dewey number
327.73009/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E664.H41
LC item number
Z96 2016 proof
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First edition"--Verso, title page
  • "This galley is also available in electronic form on Netgalley. Uncorrected."--Page 4 of cover
  • On spine: "4/26/16"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-562)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Advance reading copy
Extent
xviii, 562 pages
Isbn
9781565129894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • ocn947104391
  • (OCoLC)947104391
Label
The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism, Mark Zwonitzer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First edition"--Verso, title page
  • "This galley is also available in electronic form on Netgalley. Uncorrected."--Page 4 of cover
  • On spine: "4/26/16"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-562)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Advance reading copy
Extent
xviii, 562 pages
Isbn
9781565129894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • ocn947104391
  • (OCoLC)947104391

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