John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career began as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. However, Hay was also a talented writer and biographer. His literary work includes Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces, The Bread-Winners. Thank to his skillfully guided diplomacy of USA during the critical period he became a famous and honorable politician. His further diplomatic work got particularly associated with the Open Door policy toward China and the preparations for the Panama Canal.
In the book “Castilian Days” we get acquainted with colorful and unique Spanish culture. We immerse to the life of Castilian people and learn more about their customs and habits in the late 19th century. The author embellishes the story with vivid description of the bullfights and places you “must see” in Spain. He also includes some background history of such places and provides the reader with a balanced account of these locations. If you are looking for the excellent travel books about Spain without boring information about cathedrals and churches, you will definitely like this book, particular the chapter about holidays and fiestas!