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All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    WOW! What a read!

    Impeccably researched, masterfully written. It's like you are readind a novel set in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century! With all of the correspondence to draw on this work really grabs you and holds on. I became aware of John Hay's carreer while reading about TR. Then Henry Adams' "Education". I'm really glad I found this wonderful biography. I highly reccommend this book. It does hint at some improprietous behavior, but the research seems to support the conclusions. The author had me so drawn in to Mr. Hay I felt bad to read of his death over 100 years ago! Lovely work, sir!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2013

    Excellent, well researched.

    Highly recommended.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013


    I was unable to read beyond the end of the text (p. 577) even though the book had 732 pages including footnotes and bibliography and I was unable to find a search feature that might have tken me to the missing 155 pages. I talked to three different B&N peop,le on the telephone, the first of whom left me on hold for 25 minutes at which point the battery on my phone died. The second had no explanation for the missing 155 pages and told me I couldn't search for them anyway becaused I didn't have wi-fi. The third told me to delete the book friom my library and get a credit, which I did, and suggested I go to a B&N store to get sadviced about wi-fi. Fortunately, Joan at the Beachwood B&N store pointed out that there is a text search feature on my NookColor (no directions came with the Nook that pointed this out--Why sell something without directions?), but she was unable to use it because I had deleted the book. We tried to re-buy the book, but it was no longer offered.

    As to the book: I found it illuminating about the Amasa Stone family and about late 19th century foreign policy. Attempts at titilation by suggesting an unconsumated affair seemed somewhat labored. I won't bother to re-buy the whole book if that is what now is being offered.

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