At his death in 1878 William Cullen Bryant had been, for fifty-one years, the chief editor and a principal owner of the New York Evening Post. The paper had been started in 1801 by lawyer William Coleman in association with the Federalist politician Alexander Hamilton. In 1826, Coleman hiredBryant as a reporter. Although Coleman may have engaged his services because of his growing distinction as a poet, Bryant was also by then an experienced writer of prose, having published more than fifty critical and familiar essays. He had been both editor of and most frequent writer for themonthly New York Review and the United States Review, and was known widely for his lectures on poetry before the New York Athenacum. By the time he assumed the direction of the Evening Post after Coleman's death in 1829 he had proved himself, in three annual volumes of the holiday gift book TheTalisman, to be proficient in a wit and irony soon reflected in his editorials.
Much of the history of the great American Northwest begins with the story of the 1800s Lewis and Clark expedition. This concise narrative, based on authentic records, follows the group through Indian territory, the valleys of the Upper Missouri, the Yellowstone, and the Columbia rivers, the Great Divide, and the Pacific slope.
The author considered the story of Marco Polo one of the most romantic and interesting of mediaeval or of modern times, and in this delightful little book, he sets out to recount the adventures of the intrepid explorer. Intended for young readers, Brooks well-chosen excerpts from Polo 's own diaries also work as a comprehensive and readable summary of Polo 's writings, interwoven with the author 's own pointed observations and commentary on the traveller 's tale.This charming replica of an 1897 edition, complete with the original illustrations, will amuse readers of history and biography, and anyone who enjoys a rollicking story well told.American journalist and newspaper editor NOAH BROOKS (1830 1903) was a contributor to Harper 's Magazine and the author of American Statesman and Washington in Lincoln 's Time.
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