Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton (Civil War America)
Released! 04/15/2015
Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton (Civil War America)
by William Marvel
Hardcover

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. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy. Marvel argues that while Stanton was a formidable advocate and politician, his charac... read more