Lewis Wallace - Author
1827-1905
American
One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.

Lew Wallace

The writing career of Lew Wallace (1827-1905) was very much a supplement to an eventful life. His military career started with the Mexican American war of 1846, and in the American Civil War he reached the rank of Major-General. Subsequently he became governor of New Mexico, and then U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire. In the midst of all this activity, he found time to write 'Ben-Hur', a novel of the later days of the Roman Empire, and the early days of Christianity, which became one of the best-selling American novels of the nineteenth century.

Books by Lew Wallace