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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William Jennings Bryan  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: March 19, 1860 in Salem, Illinois

Died: July 26, 1925


-- William Jennings Bryan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=william+jennings+bryan


Illinois Connection

William Jennings Bryan was born in Salem. He also graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville and received a law degree from Union College of Law in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bryan's political and religious leadership earned him the label, "the Great Commoner." He served in the US Congress, ran for the Presidency three times and was Secretary of State for President Woodrow Wilson. He acted as prosecutor in the Scopes Trial, during which he took the stand and withstood a blistering attack by defense attorney Clarence Darrow. Bryan won the case but died a week later.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The First Battle : A Story of the Campaign of 1896 (American history)
ISBN: 1587760193

Epaulet Pr. 2000

A Story of the Campaign of 1896 - The First Battle - presents an account of the leading events and issues of the most critical campaign in American History before the advent of the Twentieth Century. The work contains an interesting description of Wm. J. Bryan's famous tour, including his most important speeches, together with the principal addresses and documents identified with the campaign of 1896

the whole embodying a faithful presentation of the rise and development of the silver movement. Also included is a review of the political situation and an analysis of the election returns. Finally, the author has included a biographical sketch written by his wife, a noble and perceptive political and emotional partner.

The Making of a Man
ISBN: B000O28U2E

Fleming H Revell Co. 1914

In His Image
ISBN: 0548017042

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Memoirs of William Jennings Bryan
ISBN: 0766170020

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2003

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.