Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America's Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

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This is the remarkable and inspiring story—told largely in his own words— of American diplomat Elihu Washburne, who heroically aided his countrymen and other foreign nationals when Paris was devastated by war and revolutionin1870–71.

Elihu Washburne rose from a hardscrabble existence in New England and the Midwest to become a congressman and diplomat. A confidante of Lincoln and Grant during the Civil War, Washburne was appointed Minister to France by Grant… (mehr)