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

Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr

Label
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary
Title
Stanton
Title remainder
Lincoln's war secretary
Statement of responsibility
Walter Stahr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stahr, Walter,
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stanton, Edwin M.
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • Statesmen
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-693) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
987437170
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 743 pages
Isbn
9781476739304
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017022628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-693) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
987437170
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 743 pages
Isbn
9781476739304
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017022628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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