The Resource Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr

Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr

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Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary
Title
Stanton
Title remainder
Lincoln's war secretary
Statement of responsibility
Walter Stahr
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eng
Summary
"Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and some merely political. He was essential to the nation's survival, and Lincoln never wavered in his support for Stanton. As Lincoln lay dying, Stanton took over the government, informing the nation of the attacks on Lincoln and others, starting the investigation of the assassination, Under Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson, Stanton insisted that the army had to remain in the South, to protect blacks and Unionists, while the president wanted to withdraw the troops. It was Johnson's ill-advised attempt to remove Stanton that led to the first impeachment of a president, an impeachment Johnson survived by a single vote. The New York diarist George Templeton Strong described Stanton after his death as 'honest, patriotic, able, indefatigable, warm-hearted, unselfish, incorruptible, arbitrary, capricious, tyrannical, vindictive, hateful, and cruel." But Stanton was also Lincoln's "right-hand man," responsible with Lincoln and Grant for saving the Union. In this, the first full biography of Stanton in fifty years, Stahr restores this complicated American hero to his proper place in our national story."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.S8
LC item number
S73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr
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Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-693) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"Dreams of future greatness": 1814-1836 -- "Obstinate Democrat": 1837-1847 -- "The blackest place": 1847-1856 -- "Untiring industry": 1857-1860 -- "Surrounded by secessionists" : 1860-1861 -- "Disgrace & disaster": 1861-1862 -- "Put forth every energy": January-March 1862 -- "The vilest man I ever knew": April-June 1862 -- "Hours are precious": July-December 1862 -- "Indomitable energy": January-June 1863 -- "Too serious for jokes": July-December 1863 -- "You cannot die better": January-June 1864 -- "Tower of strength": July-November 1864 -- "Gratitude to Almighty God": November 1864-April 1865 -- "The stain of innocent blood": April-July 1865 -- "A born tyrant": 1865-1866 -- "Wily old minister": 1866-1867 -- "Stand firm!": 1867-1868 -- "Final charge": 1868-1869 -- "Strangely blended."
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 743 pages
Isbn
9781476739311
Lccn
2017022628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)987437170

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