About this book
Robert Grant (1852-1940) was an American author. He was a Boston native and 1873 Harvard University graduate, and received the first Ph. D. in English granted by Harvard. He published his first novel in 1884. His most successful book was Unleavened Bread, which was one of the best selling novels of 1900. His autobiography Fourscore was published in 1934. Grant was also a probate court judge, appointed in 1893. After he left the bench, Massachusetts Governor Alvan T. Fuller appointed him to a commission to review the conviction of Sacco and Vanzetti. The commission recommended that the decision to execute both men be upheld. His other works include: The King's Men: A Tale of To- Morrow (1884), The Opinions of a Philosopher (1893) and The Law-Breakers and Other Stories (1906).