From the Easy Chair Vol. 1 by CURTIS, George William

George William Curtis was a writer and public speaker. He was editor of Harper’s Weekly and one of the founders of the American Republican party, and served Ulysses S. Grant; although he split from the party in the 1880s over the choice of presidential candidate. He was an original member of the New York Board of Education. This anthology of essays is the first of a three volume work, showing his broad knowledge and interest. – Summary by Lynne Thompson
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