George Cary Eggleston

George Cary Eggleston George Cary Eggleston (26 November 1839 – 14 April 1911) American author and brother of fellow author Edward Eggleston (1837–1902). Sons of Joseph Cary Eggleston and Mary Jane Craig. After the American Civil War he published a serialized account of his time as a Confederate soldier in ''The Atlantic Monthly''. These serialized articles were later collected and expanded upon and published under the title "A Rebel's Recollections."

He coined the term champagne socialist in his 1906 book 'Blind Alleys' in which a character distinguishes the 'beer socialist' who "wants everybody to come down to his low standards of living" and the 'champagne socialist' who "wants everybody to be equal on the higher plane that suits him, utterly ignoring the fact that there is not enough champagne, green turtle and truffles to go round".

He also served as an editor of ''Hearth and Home'' magazine in the early 1870s.

His boyhood home at Vevay, Indiana, known as the Edward and George Cary Eggleston House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Provided by Wikipedia
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