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Bingham, Alfred M. (1905-1998)

Alfred M. Bingham

Alfred M. Bingham

Alfred M. Bingham (1905-1998) attended Groton, Yale, and Yale Law School. From 1932 to 1943 he edited Common Sense, a liberal magazine that argued for wide-ranging economic and political reforms during the Great Depression. His first book, Insurgent America: Revolt of the Middle Classes, was published in 1935 to critical acclaim and was followed by Man’s Estate in 1937 and six subsequent books.

He served in the Connecticut State Senate in 1940 and then in World War II as an Army Civil Affairs Officer. After the war, he practiced law in southeastern Connecticut and continued writing.

In 1989 he published a biography of his father, Hiram Bingham III, Portrait of an Explorer: Hiram Bingham, Discoverer of Machu Picchu. It was recently reprinted under the title Explorer of Machu Picchu: Portrait of Hiram Bingham.

—Courtesy of “The Tiffany Fortune”

Recommended Reading:

Portrait of an Explorer: Hiram Bingham, Discoverer of Machu Picchu
by Alfred M. Bingham

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