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

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"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" --
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Hay, John, -- 1838-1905
Proofs (Printing) -- Specimens
Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1897-1901
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1901-1909
United States -- Territorial expansion
title_displayThe statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
title_fullThe Statesman and the Storyteller John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism
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 [electronic resource] / Mark Zwonitzer
title_shortThe statesman and the storyteller
title_subJohn Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism
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Electronic books
Foreign relations
Hay, John
History
Nonfiction
Proofs (Printing)
Territorial expansion
Twain, Mark