About the Author

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.

His last book, The Tiffany Fortune and Other Chronicles of a Connecticut Family, was published in 1996 when he was ninety one.

photo of Alfred Bingham  by Carolyn Bingham


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