International merchant and financier, the first modern philanthropist, and the first American to be named an honorary citizen of the City of London, George Peabody had a reputation for impeccable integrity and honesty. In addition to an account of Peabody’s accomplishments, this biography offers a picture of Peabody the man—his broken engagement, his famous Fourth of July banquets in London, his distress about the Civil War—as well as the aura of the Victorian society in which he lived. A new chapter on Peabody’s legacy, an updated bibliography, and an expanded index culminate this revised edition.
Hardcover. 296 pp. approx. 9” x 6”
Revised ed. February 1995. Vanderbilt University Press.
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