Friday, June 7, 2013
The Life of John Hay
In search of a new book for our reading group, I found this interesting new title, All the Great Prizes, which chronicles the extraordinary career of John Hay, who served presidential administrations from Lincoln to Teddy Roosevelt. You'd be pretty hard pressed to find another figure in American history who had this much access to political power, yet few persons know him or have paid much interest in him since he passed away in 1905. Hay is probably best known for the biography he wrote of Lincoln.
Of course, the blog is open to other suggestions, so please feel free to present books you think would make for a good discussion.