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  • ISBN: 9781476739304
  • ISBN: 1476739307
  • Physical Description: xix, 743 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "Walter Stahr, award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Seward, tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union. Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln's assassination. He was a stubborn genius who was both reviled and revered in his time. Stanton was a Democrat before the war and a prominent trial lawyer. He opposed slavery, but only in private. He served briefly as President Buchanan's Attorney General and then as Lincoln's aggressive Secretary of War. On the night of April 14, 1865, Stanton rushed to Lincoln's deathbed and took over the government since Secretary of State William Seward had been critically wounded the same evening. He informed the nation of the President's death, summoned General Grant to protect the Capitol, and started collecting the evidence from those who had been with the Lincolns at the theater in order to prepare a murder trial. Now with this worthy complement to the enduring library of biographical accounts of those who helped Lincoln preserve the Union, Stanton honors the indispensable partner of the sixteenth president. Walter Stahr's essential book is the first major biography of Stanton in fifty years, restoring this underexplored figure to his proper place in American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869.
United States. War Department > Biography.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Friends and associates.
Cabinet officers > United States > Biography.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Biography.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1861-1865.
United States > Politics and government > 1865-1869.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877).
Genre: Biographies.
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Cast of Characters ix
Chronology xvii
Introduction 1(6)
Chapter 1 "Dreams of Future Greatness"
7(15)
1814--1836
Chapter 2 "Obstinate Democrat"
22(25)
1837--1847
Chapter 3 "The Blackest Place"
47(33)
1847--1856
Chapter 4 "Untiring Industry"
80(25)
1857--1860
Chapter 5 "Surrounded by Secessionists"
105(29)
1860--1861
Chapter 6 "Disgrace & Disaster"
134(18)
1861--862
Chapter 7 "Put Forth Every Energy"
152(35)
January--March 1862
Chapter 8 "The Vilest Man I Ever Knew"
187(30)
April--June 1862
Chapter 9 "Hours Are Precious"
217(43)
July--December 1862
Chapter 10 "Indomitable Energy"
260(38)
January--June 1863
Chapter 11 "Too Serious for Jokes"
298(31)
July--December 1863
Chapter 12 "You Cannot Die Better"
329(26)
January--June 1864
Chapter 13 "Tower of Strength"
355(28)
July--November 1864
Chapter 14 "Gratitude to Almighty God"
383(35)
November 1864--April 1865
Chapter 15 "The Stain of Innocent Blood"
418(34)
April--July 1865
Chapter 16 "A Born Tyrant"
452(30)
1865--1866
Chapter 17 "Wily Old Minister"
482(19)
1866--1867
Chapter 18 "Stand Firm!"
501(19)
1867--1868
Chapter 19 "Final Charge"
520(13)
1868--1869
Chapter 20 "Strangely Blended"
533(12)
Acknowledgments 545(4)
Notes 549(114)
Bibliography 663(32)
Illustration Credits 695(2)
Index 697


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