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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
Title variation
Lincoln's war secretary
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Stahr, Walter
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
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biography
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Narrated by George Guidall
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Guidall, George
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  • Stanton, Edwin M.
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • Statesmen
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Stanton : [Lincoln's war secretary], Walter Stahr
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Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
17 audio discs (20 hr., 15 mins.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781501960857
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
other
Lccn
2017022628
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04788
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unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
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unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)1002109443
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Compact discs, digital, unabridged
Tape configuration
not applicable
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Label
Stanton : [Lincoln's war secretary], Walter Stahr
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
17 audio discs (20 hr., 15 mins.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501960857
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Lccn
2017022628
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C04788
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)1002109443
System details
Compact discs, digital, unabridged
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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