A Social Study
New York and London
Harper & Brothers Publishers
A MORNING CALL
A French clock on the mantel-piece, framed of brass
and crystal, which betrayed its inner structure as
John Hay (1838-1905) was important for shaping America's open-door policy toward the Far East. He set guidelines for much of America's diplomacy in the 20th century, involving the United States in mai...
John Hay is recognized by many as a preeminent force and voice in nature writing and regional nonfiction of the twentieth century. He is identified with Cape Cod, where he lives and has written and wh...
John Hay died in high office. He was at the time, as he had been since 1898, U.S. secretary of state. As Henry Adams declared in The Education of Henry Adams, Hay "had solved nearly every old problem...
The following essay discusses John Hay and his collaborator, John George Nicolay.John George Nicolay and John Milton Hay produced one of the best and most comprehensive histories written in America in...
Often portrayed as an odd amalgam of talent and lack of ambition, John Hay has confounded many attempts to delve his crowded, productive life. Hay enjoyed presenting himself as one who shied away from...