Allan Nevins

Allan Nevins was an American historian and journalist, known for his extensive work on the history of the United States, particularly the American Civil War and its aftermath. He was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, for 'Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage' and 'Hamilton Fish: The Inner History of the Grant Administration'. Nevins also established the field of oral history in the United States.


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  1. 1. Grover Cleveland

    This biography provides an in-depth look at Grover Cleveland's life, his political career, and his two non-consecutive terms as President of the United States. The author delves into Cleveland's personal life, his rise in politics, his fiscal conservatism, and his commitment to reform and honesty. The book also examines the various challenges and controversies he faced during his presidency, including his opposition to high tariffs and imperialism, his support for the gold standard, and his struggle with the economic depression of the 1890s.

  2. 2. Hamilton Fish

    This biography delves into the life of Hamilton Fish, a prominent political figure in the 19th century who served as a Governor of New York, a United States Senator, and U.S. Secretary of State. The book explores his significant contributions to American politics, including his efforts to establish the Alabama Claims, his role in the annexation of the Dominican Republic, and his work to maintain peace during the controversial 1876 presidential election. It provides an in-depth look at Fish's political career, personal life, and the historical context in which he operated.