FOREIGN RELATIONS: Honor for a Cold Warrior

In 1906, after years of foreign duty, a U.S. consular official came to Jefferson, Ohio to visit his brother, the famed author and editor, William Dean Howells. When he appeared on the streets wearing shorts, a pith helmet and an air of inscrutable mystery, he was nothing less than a sensation. One of those who was dazzled was Loy Wesley Henderson, the 14-year-old son of Jefferson's Methodist minister. He was disappointed to learn that the mysterious stranger was not an explorer (young Henderson had just finished reading Stanley's account of his adventures...

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