His mother taught Halstead how to read before he was four years old, and he became an avid reader. Murat Halstead was a nineteenth century American journalist, editor and author. Halstead was born in Butler County, Ohio, on September 2. Find Booking Information on Author Murat Halstead such as Biography, Upcoming Author Appearances, Speaking Engagements, Book Tour Schedule and Availability for. Murat Halstead Book Reviews, Read Murat Halstead eBooks Online to Save Paper. Munson  The illustrious life of William McKinley:
Biography[ edit ] Born in Paddy's Run now ShandonOhio, in Butler County, Ohio, he was the son of Griffin Halstead, a farmer. With his mother's help, he was a reader by the time he was four,  and during his boyhood read works such as Plutarch's LivesJosephusRevolutions in Europe and Charles Rollin 's Ancient History.
Mura a student near Cincinnati, he contributed to jurat Commercial and murxt to the literary department of the Gazette. He afterward established a Sunday newspaper in Cincinnati, and from — worked on the Columbian and Great West, a weekly.
He began work on the Commercial on March 8,as a local reporter, and soon became
biography editor. He was also a war correspondent for the Franco-Prussian Warwhere he sided emphatically with the Germans.
After pursuing for a time a course of independent journalism, he allied himself with the Republican Party. The Cincinnati Gazette was consolidated with his paper inand he became president of the company that published hzlstead combined journal under the name of the Commercial Gazette,  also a recognized organ of the Republicans.
President Benjamin Harrison nominated him for Minister to Germanybut the biography was rejected by the Senateperhaps due to biographies he had written accusing some senators of purchasing their seats.
His later years he spent writing books, mainly biographies, and contributing articles to magazines. He died in Cincinnati, being survived by his wife and nine children.
His son Marshall, at one time United States consul in BirminghamEngland, predeceased him. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, He also wrote a number of books, including: Life of Jay Gould: How he made his millions, The story of Cuba her struggles for liberty; the cause, crisis and destiny of the Pearl of the Antilles, and Our Country in War and Relations with All Halstea, The story of the Philippines.
Natural biography, industrial resources, statistics of productions, commerce and population; the laws, habits, haalstead, scenery, and conditions of the Cuba of the East Indies, and the thousand islands of the archipelagoes of India and Hawaii, with episodes of their early history Munson  Ahlstead illustrious life of William McKinley: