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Author Marvel, William.
Title Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton / William Marvel.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Author Marvel, William.
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Friends and associates.
Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869.
United States. War Department -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1869.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Banks of the Ohio -- The wife of his youth -- The golden triangle -- The princess of Penn Street -- The California mission -- An honourable murderer -- The court spy -- Metamorphosis -- Best friend to all -- The cabal -- The war within -- Organizing victory -- Prisoners of circumstance -- Minister of propaganda -- The gift of martyrdom -- Avenging angel -- The Trojan horse -- End of the tether -- The stealthy applicant.
Note Print version record.
Summary Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy.
ISBN 9781469623313 (electronic bk.)
1469623315 (electronic bk.)
1469622491 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781469622491 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781469622491 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 905784879
Additional Format Print version: Marvel, William. Lincoln's autocrat. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015 (DLC) 2014032690

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