Retrospections of an Active Life Part One 1817 to 1863
1910. Part One of Three. Bigelow recounts his life and career as American journalist and diplomat. He graduated at Union College and took up the practice of law in New York for several years, which he gave up to turn to journalistic work; becoming the joint owner (with William Cullen Bryant) and managing editor of the New York Evening Post. Bigelow served as United States consul at Paris, minister to France and secretary of state for New York. From time to time he wrote books of travel, or historical and political essays, but his principal literary achievements were biographical works of Benjamin Franklin, Samuel J. Tilden, and William Cullen Bryant. Mystery of Sleep is another volume published by Bigelow. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417913371, 141791338X.
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