Horace Greeley: Champion of American Freedom


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By Robert C. Williams

The first comprehensive biography of Horace Greeley to be published in the last half century.

Historian Robert C. Williams examines the many facets of the controversial and eccentric Greeley, a major figure in 19th-century American politics and reform movements. Gadfly and opinion-maker, Greeley was founder and editor of the New York Tribune until his death, social reformer, political candidate, trans-Atlantic public intellectual and ardent nationalist who devoted his life to ensuring that America live up to its promises of liberty and freedom for all of its members. (Hardcover, New York University Press, 2006.)