Starr King in California
By William Day Simonds
German-American minister Thomas Starr King was already famous for his oratory in New England when he arrived in San Francisco at the age of 35, in 1860, and over the next few years, his tireless energy and the fiery passion of his public rhetoric would be instrumental in maintaining California within the Union during the Civil War. This 1917 biography of the "preacher-patriot" is a stirring tribute to an unsung hero of Californian-and American-history, and it will delight Civil War buffs who thought they'd heard all the stories that dramatic period had to tell.
WILLIAM DAY SIMONDS (1855–1920), an American author, also wrote "The Christ of the Human Heart," "Patriotic Addresses," and "Sermons from Shakespeare."