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William Jennings Bryan

Politician (18-Mar-1860 — 26-Jul-1925)


Paolo E. Coletta. Williams Jennings Bryan. University of Nebraska Press. 1964-69. (3 vols.) 486pp. + 380pp. + 334pp. I: Political Evangelist, 1860-1908. II: Progressive Politician and Moral Statesman, 1909-1915. III: Political Puritan, 1915-1925.

Ignatius Donnelly. The Bryan Campaign for the American People's Money. Chicago: Laird & Lee. 1896. 186pp.

Paul W. Glad. The Trumpet Soundeth: William Jennings Bryan and His Democracy, 1896-1912. University of Nebraska Press. 1960. 242pp.

Paul W. Glad. McKinley, Bryan, and the People. Philadelpha and New York: J. B. Lippincott. 1964. 222pp.

William D. Harpine. From the Front Porch to the Front Page: McKinley and Bryan in the 1896 Presidential Campaign. Texas A&M University Press. 2006. 230pp.

Genevieve Forbes Herrick; John Origen Herrick. The Life of William Jennings Bryan. Chicago: Grover C. Buxton. 1925.

Paxton Hibben. The Peerless Leader: William Jennings Bryan. New York: Farrar and Rinehart. 1929. 446pp.

J. Rogers Hollingsworth. The Whirligig of Politics: The Democracy of Cleveland and Bryan. University of Chicago Press. 1963. 263pp.

Edward S. Kaplan. U.S. Imperialism in Latin America: Bryan's Challenges and Contributions, 1900-1920. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1998. 164pp.

Michael Kazin. A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan. New York: Knopf. 2006. 400pp.

John Cuthbert Long. Bryan, the Great Commoner. D. Appleton & Company. 1928. 421pp.


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  7. Congressional Biography [link]

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.143)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.102)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.221)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.146)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.105)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.144)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.96)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.76)

  16. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.77)

  17. Twentieth Century Dictionary of Christian Biography (p.74)

  18. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.117)

  19. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.65)

  20. Biographical Directory of the United States Executive Branch, 1774-1971 (p.39)

  21. Legends in Their Own Time (p.35)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.167)

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