BUSCH, MORITZ (1821-1899), German publicist, was born at Dresden. After a visit to the United States (1851-52), de scribed in Wanderungen zwischen Hudson and Mississippi he travelled extensively in the East and wrote books on Egypt, Greece and Palestine. From 1856 he was employed at Leipzig on the Grenzboten, which, under Gustav Freytag, had become the organ of the Nationalist Party. He was closely connected with the Augustenburg Party in Schleswig-Holstein, but after 1866 he transferred his services to the Prussian Government, and was employed in a semi-official capacity in Hanover. From 1870 onwards he was one of Bismarck's press agents, and accompanied him during the campaign of 1870-71. In 1878 he published the first of his works on Bismarck—Graf Bismarck and seine Leute, wahrend des Krieges mit Frankreich, followed by Neue Tagebuch blatter (1879) and Unser Reichskanzler (1884), chiefly dealing with the work in the foreign office in Berlin. Immediately after Bismarck's death Busch published the chancellor's famous petition to the emperor William II., dated March 18, 1890, requesting to be relieved of office. This was followed by Bismarck and sein Werk (1898) ; and, in London and in English, by the famous memoirs entitled, Bismarck: some Secret Pages of his History, in which were reprinted the whole of the earlier works, with a con siderable amount of new matter, passages from the earlier works which had been omitted because of the attacks they contained on people in high position, records of later conversations, and some Important letters and documents which had been entrusted to him by Bismarck. Many passages were of such a nature that it could not be safely published in Germany; but in 1899 a far better and more complete German edition was published at Leipzig.