George Horton was an American diplomat, poet, and author who lived from 1859 to 1942. He was actively involved in diplomatic service, serving as the United States Consul in various countries, including Greece, Turkey, and Palestine. Horton is best known for his literary contributions, particularly his poetry and memoirs. His writing style is often associated with romanticism and reflects his deep appreciation for nature and the human experience.

One of Horton’s key works is the book “A Fair Insurgent,” which was published in 1907. This memoir provides a vivid account of his experiences as the United States Consul in Smyrna during the devastating earthquake of 1906. Through his detailed descriptions, Horton captures the chaos and destruction caused by the disaster, as well as the resilience and strength of the people affected. “A Fair Insurgent” is considered a significant historical document that offers valuable insights into the earthquake’s impact on the region.

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