Subject: Biography & Autobiography / General

Subject: Biography & Autobiography / General

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Green Republican

|9780822942832|John Saylor and the Preservation of America’s Wilderness|Green Republican chronicles the life of Congressman John Saylor and his personal legacy as an environmental champion. Saylor believed the wilderness was intrinsic to the American experience-that our concepts of democracy, love of country, conservation, and independence were shaped by our wilderness experiences. Through his ardent protection of national parks and diligent work to add new areas to the parks system, Saylor helped propel the American environmental movement in the three decades following Word War II. At the height of the federal dam-building program in the 1950s and 1960s, Saylor blocked efforts to…

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Improbable Fiction

|9780822959120|The Life of Mary Roberts Rinehart| The mystery stories and other popular fiction of Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958) brought her wealth and fame, but she was much more than a writer. She was a well-known American, respected and loved during a time when few women achieved national influence.Her early life was conventional enough. Trained as a nurse, she met and married a physician, with whom she had three sons. She was living the stereotypical life of a young matron in Allegheny (now part of Pittsburgh), when her husband’s investments evaporated during a stock market crash. She began writing as a…

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John McMillan

|9780822983583|The Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West, 1752-1833|The first comprehensive biography of John McMillan, who “blew the Gospel trumpet”, and spread Presbyterianism west of the Alleghenies. McMillan was a missionary, minister, politician, patriarch, and a founder of Washington and Jefferson College. The book also offers a colorful history of the Scotch-Irish pioneers who tamed a rugged and hostile region of early America.| Dwight Ray Guthrie|| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Religious

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Albert Gallatin

|9780822952107|Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat|Raymond Walters, Jr. presents the definitive biography of Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), recounting sixty years that the Swiss-born diplomat served his adopted country as a congressional leader, Secretary of the Treasury, financier, and ambassador. Gallatin was a founder of the House Committee on Finance (later the Ways and Means Committee), a member of the new Democratic-Republican Party, and an active politician who opposed the Federalist Party and its programs, while also helping to bring about the election of Thomas Jefferson.| Raymond Walters|| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Political History / United States / 19th…

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Francisco de los Cobos

|9780822983538|Secretary of the Emperor Charles V|A comprehensive biography of the Seceretary of State and Comendador for the kingdom of Castile under Emperor Charles I of Spain.| Hayward Keniston|| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Historical History / Europe / Spain & Portugal

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