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Benjamin Perley Poore

(1820—1887)


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(1820–87), journalist and author, known for his many popular biographies of people ranging from Louis Philippe to General Burnside, and for his reporting of Washington politics for the Boston Journal and other papers, under the signature Perley. He also wrote Perley's Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis (1886).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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