Donn Piatt

Donn Piatt

Gadfly of the Gilded Age

eBook - 2012
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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."--Project Muse.
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, 2012. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
ISBN: 9781612776255
9781606351161
Branch Call Number: 070.92 Br
Characteristics: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Additional Contributors: Project Muse
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