Adulatory, and commendably so, biography of an American editor and diplomat, John Bigelow, who in his 90 years filled a...

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Adulatory, and commendably so, biography of an American editor and diplomat, John Bigelow, who in his 90 years filled a place in American history that had little public acclaim, small historical award. From a poor, friendless college boy, to law, prison reform, politics, newspaper work, to consul general to Paris, Minister to France during the Civil War, his work in founding the New York Public Library, -- he had many specific achievements and it is his public spirit, directed energies that show how important a single individual can be in local and world affairs. In this age of pressure and pace, a worthwhile reminder of the value of public spirit.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947