This volume, rich in its first-hand knowledge of men and events, begins with the years of Cleveland's second administration, covers the meteoric rise of Bryan, and ends with Josephus Daniels's appointment as secretary of the navy under Wilson. Among the more dramatic incidents in the book is the account of the Democratic National Convention of 1896, in which Bryan was a key candidate.
Originally published in 1941.
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Josephus Daniels (May 18, 1862 – January 15, 1948) was a newspaper editor and publisher from North Carolina who was appointed by United States President Woodrow Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Navy during World War I. He was a newspaper editor and publisher from the 1880s to his death; most famously at the Raleigh News and Observer.