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Baldensperger, Fernand. "Introduction." American Reconstruction: 1865-1870. New York: Da Capo Press, 1969. 13-31.
biography, criticism

Baldensperger offers a brief overview of Clemenceau's life and offers criticism about American Reconstruction: 1865-1870.

People Mentioned in this Work

Clemenceau, Georges [pages:16, 17, 25-26]

Clemenceau is described as "Vigorous and intrepid, a man of quick rejoinders and piercing witicisms, an untiring walker in a New York without cables, an elegant horseman, a good fencer and marksman in times of enthusiastic 'Schuetzenfest'--he soon cut a figure in the haunts and headquarters of journalistic and artistic New York" (16-17).

Clemenceau claimed that America had "no general ideas and no good coffee" (17).

Mentions his marriage to Marry Plummer (25-26).

Greeley, Horace [pages:19]

According to Baldensperger, Clemenceau saw Horace Greeley as "the perfect type of a political journalist, enterprising and clean, struggling for the enlightenment of the masses, firmly advocating well-defined principles" (19).

House, Edward [pages:18]

Clemenceau met House in Paris around 1860. When he went to visit House at the Tribune he was initially told that no such person worked there; a clerk could not understand the Frenchman's accent and he was forced to write down the name in order to be understood (18).

Marshall, William [pages:18]

Baldensperger mentions Clemenceau's friendship with Marshall. He notes that the two had met in France and became reaquainted in New York (18).