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 and The Bread-Winners. Thanks to his skillfully guided diplomacy during the critical period in the USA, 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.
The book “Poems” was written in the first half of the1870 year. According to the author, it was a time of his intense interest to Spain. Inside of this book the reader will find an honest enthusiasm and powerful literary art of the talented writer. After all, it is a great work of an outstanding politician and bright person, who enjoyed expressing himself in writing. Open the book and follow his enjoyment through his writing!