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Poultney Bigelow

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Poultney Bigelow (10 September 1855 – 28 May 1954) was an American journalist and author. He was born in New York City, the fourth of eight children of John Bigelow, lawyer, statesman, and co-owner of the New York Evening Post, and his wife Jane Tunis Poultney. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, when Bigelow was six years old, his father was appointed United States consul in Paris, and subsequently (1865) Minister to France, and Poultney was sent to a Potsdam preparatory school. While there he became a friend of Prince Wilhelm and his younger brother, Prince Henry, playing "Cowboys and Indians" with them in the schoolyard. His friendship and correspondence with the Kaiser continued throughout their lives, though their relations became somewhat more reserved just before World War I as a result of some of the opinions expressed in Bigelow's articles. For a time, Bigelow was an admirer of both Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini — an admiration which ended when they demonstrated
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