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July 21, 2013
John Taliaferro
Author, "All The Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt"
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John Taliaferro was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went to high school at Phillips Exeter Academy. He obtained a B.S. in English and American literature from Harvard College in 1974. He is a former senior editor at Newsweek, and the author of four previous books. He is married and lives in Texas and Montana.

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Info: Our guest is John Taliaferro, author of the newly released biography titled “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt.” Taliaferro points out that John Hay was a “delicious” subject for a biography because he was not only at Abraham Lincoln’s bedside immediately after his assassination, but he was also at the bedside of William McKinley in 1901. John Hay then went on to serve Theodore Roosevelt as Secretary of State. Taliaferro states that as he looked deeper into American history, he realized that John Hay had a presence in all the major events from the Civil War through the beginning of the twentieth century.

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