Count Agénor de Gasparin (1810-1871) was born at Orange, France. His father was a distinguished statesman of France. At twelve he went to the Academy Louis le Grand. At twenty-three he entered public life in the Ministry of the Interior. Soon he was appointed Head of the Cabinet of the Ministry of the Interior and moved on to other positions. After nine years he moved to Switzerland and took up oration and writing. The Bible was at the center of his life and he would say “The trumpet of Jesus never sounds retreat.”
Mary Louise Booth (1831-1889) was born in Millville, New York. Showing much intelligence at an early age she read and studied in her spare time. She was an American journalist, French translator, and editor of “Harper’s Bazaar.”
Edward Norris Kirk (1802-1874) was born in New York City, New York. He was educated at Princeton Theological Seminary. He pastored a Presbyterian church in New York, traveled Europe, and then pastored at Mount Vernon Congregational Church in Boston for 30 years.
Happiness: Discourses at Geneva
Count Agénor de Gasparin Booklist:
(Also many French books.)
America Before Europe. Principles and Interests (translated by Mary Booth)
Happiness: Discourses Delivered at Geneva (translated by Mary Booth)
Science vs. Modern Spiritualism: A treatise on turning tables, the supernatural in general, and spirits. (translated by E. W. Robert) with an introduction by Rev. Robert Baird.
Schools of Doubt and the School of Faith (The) (translated by Robert B. Watson)
Uprising of a Great People (The). The United States in 1861 (translated by Mary Booth)