Life of influential statesman at heart of book, Concord lecture


July 24. 2013 11:53PM






CONCORD — John Taliaferro, author of “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt,” will speak about the influential statesman and his connections to New Hampshire at a 7 p.m lecture and book signing Thursday, July 25, at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St.
Hay was witness to and author of many significant chapters in American history, including the birth of the Republican Party, the Civil and Spanish-American wars and World War I.

“Much of what we know about Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt comes from observations Hay made in the Oval Office,” event organizers said of Taliaferro's research. “Hay's friends are a who's who of the era: Mark Twain, Horace Greeley, Henry Adams, Henry Jams, and virtually every president, sovereign, author, artist, power broker, and robber baron of the Gilded Age.”
Taliaferro is author of four books and a former senior editor at Newsweek.

For more details, log onto nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.
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