Peter Bridges - Donn Piatt: Gadfly of the Gilded Age

Colfax Avenue: A retired Foreign Service officer, Peter Bridges previous books include Safirka: An American Envoy, which relates his experiences as American ambassador to Somalia, and Pen of Fire: John Moncure Daniel, 1825-1865, the biography of the most influential Confederate editor during the Civil War. Bridges will discuss and sign his new book Donn Piatt: Gadfly of the Gilded Age ($45.00 Kent State Univ. Press), a biography of the celebrated diplomat and editor whose opinions shaped views on the national agenda. Born in 1891, Piatt was an historian, journalist, judge, lawyer, legislator, lobbyist, novelist, playwright, poet, and politician—and a well-known humorist, once called on to replace Mark Twain when Twain’s humor failed him.

 

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
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