The Story Of America Containing the Romantic Incidents of History, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time

By: Peattie, Elia W.

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B&W Illustrations; Full leather binding. This book is in Good condition (it would be Very Good+ if not for a need for rebacking) , and was issued without a dust jacket. The leather covered boards are in generally clean, solid condition, with the exception of large chips removed from the top and bottom spine ends. There is some light rubbing an d wear to the corners of the book covers and a three inch long tear to the leather top rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white plates. "Elia Wilkinson Peattie (January 15, 1862 – July 12, 1935) was an American author, journalist and critic. " "She stopped attending school when she was fourteen, but kept up a reading habit. In 1883 she married Robert Burns Peattie, a Chicago journalist. She began writing short stories for newspapers, and in 1886 became a reporter with the Chicago Tribune and subsequently the Chicago Daily News. In 1888 the family moved to Omaha after Peattie and her husband accepted jobs at the Omaha Daily Herald. When Gilbert Hitchcock bought the Daily Herald and combined it into the Omaha World-Herald Peattie became chief editorial writer for the paper. Peattie wrote over 800 columns, editorials, and stories in the World-Herald offering a voice to frontier women. Peattie did not limit her articles to societal pieces and was active in political discourse. A supporter of orphanages, charity hospitals, and the need for shelters she also took a hard line and was outspoken in her opposition of capital punishment, lynching, and the Wounded Knee Massacre." "In 1888 she was commissioned by Chicago publishers to write a young people's history of the United States, and wrote the seven-hundred page The Story of America in four months. Her novel The Judge won a $900 prize from the Detroit Free Press in 1889, and was subsequently published in book form. Later in 1889 the Northern Pacific Railroad employed her to visit and report on Alaska: A Trip through Wonderland became a popular guide-book. With Scrip and Staff (1891) was a story of the children's crusade. Some time after 1890, Peattie befriended fellow writer Kate McPhelim Cleary while both were living in Nebraska. The two bonded over their financial, health, and family concerns."

Title: The Story Of America Containing the Romantic Incidents of History, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time

Author Name: Peattie, Elia W.

Categories: Americana,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Mid-Continent Publishing Company: 1889

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: A34573

Keywords: Americana Elia W. Peattie American History Discovery Of America Americana,