Literary Nonfiction. Biography. The quintessentially self-made man, William Treat hobnobbed with presidents, reformed the antiquated probate court system, and served at the United Nations and the Human Rights Sub-Commission in Geneva, where he authored a study on human rights with Soviet diplomats. Award-winning writer Merle Drown has captured the life of this truly Renaissance Yankee. "Drown tells Treat's life story with literary grace and scholarly precision, while also evoking the social, economic, institutional and political contexts within which this life unfolded. Through it all William Treat emerges as someone to admire as well as to like, a man who teaches us that high achievement need not be purchased at the price of decency and integrity, and is not incompatible with a loving family life and a wry New England sense of humor"--Dr. Richard Freeland, President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of History, Northeastern University.
Used availability for Merle Drown's In the Arena
May 2006 : USA Hardback