The Resource Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr, (electronic resource)

Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr, (electronic resource)

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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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Author
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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"--
  • "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. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stahr, Walter
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.S8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3027813
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476739328
Lccn
2017024010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
557068fc-a210-44b9-8796-6f27e7d2c8f2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987437452
Label
Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary, Walter Stahr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3027813
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476739328
Lccn
2017024010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
557068fc-a210-44b9-8796-6f27e7d2c8f2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987437452

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