EAF Author: Lew Wallace (1827-1905)
Lew Wallace was born in Indiana. He served in the Mexican War, and then embarked upon a legal career. When the Civil War broke out, Wallace rejoined the Federal army, and rose to the rank of Major General. He later served as governor of Utah (1878-1881) and U. S. minister to Turkey (1881-1885). As an author, Wallace is best remembered for his novel Ben-Hur, A Tale of the Christ (the basis for the famous film). Few of his other literary works were as popular.
Manuscript: Pages from Lew Wallace: An Autobiography
Photo: Lew Wallace (signed)
Photo: Lew Wallace