The Life and Times of Missouri's Charles Parsons: Between Art and War (Paperback)

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Charles Parsons is one of St. Louis's and the nation's most influential yet little-known figures. He was instrumental to the Union cause as a Civil War quartermaster and advisor to generals, politicians and presidents alike. As a world-traveling art connoisseur, he helped found the first art museum west of the Mississippi, to which he donated his remarkable collection of American, European and Asian art. To this day, his philanthropic work and dedication to education live on in some of the country's grandest institutions. Author John Launius tells the full story for the first time, from business failures in a riverside boomtown to national renown.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467144445
ISBN-10: 1467144444
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: February 17th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English