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The life of a celebrated diplomat and editor whose opinions helped to shape views on the national agenda

Born in 1819 in Cincinnati, Donn Piatt died in 1891 at the Piatt Castles that still stand in western Ohio. He was a diplomat, historian, journalist, judge, lawyer, legislator, lobbyist, novelist, playwright, poet, and politician—and a well-known humorist, once called on to replace Mark Twain when Twain’s humor failed him. A staunch opponent of slavery, Piatt campaigned in 1860 for Abraham Lincoln, who briefly took a liking to him but found him too outspoken and later cursed him when, as a Union officer, Piatt recruited slaves in Maryland.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. 1 Big Fire and His Family
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2 Writer, Envoy, Lawyer, Voice
  2. pp. 14-44
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  1. 3 A Soldier in the Great War
  2. pp. 45-71
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  1. 4 What to do in Peacetime?
  2. pp. 72-81
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  1. 5 Piatt to the Capital
  2. pp. 82-98
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  1. 6 Alarms and Excursions
  2. pp. 99-120
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  1. 7 Presidential Prisoner, Presidential Friend
  2. pp. 121-143
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  1. 8 The Man in His Castle
  2. pp. 144-167
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  1. 9 East Again, and Home to stay
  2. pp. 168-187
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  1. 10 Looking Back at Donn Piatt
  2. pp. 188-197
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 198-244
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. Images Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781612776255
Related ISBN
9781606351161
MARC Record
OCLC
821736680
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2012-10-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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