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Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man

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From one of our most acclaimed new biographersand#8212;the first full life of the leader of Lincolnand#8217;s and#8220;team of rivalsand#8221; to appear in more than forty years.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken US senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican nomination for president. As secretary of state and Lincolnand#8217;s closest adviser during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Some of Lincolnand#8217;s critics even saw Seward, erroneously, as the power behind the throne; this is why John Wilkes Booth and his colleagues attempted to kill Seward as well as Lincoln. Seward survived the assassinand#8217;s attack, continued as secretary of state, and emerged as a staunch supporter of President Andrew Johnson, Lincolnand#8217;s controversial successor. Through his purchase of Alaska (and#8220;Sewardand#8217;s Follyand#8221;), and his groundwork for the purchase of the Canal Zone and other territory, Seward set America on course to become a world empire.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Seward was not only important, he was fascinating. Most nights this well-known raconteur with unruly hair and untidy clothes would gather diplomats, soldiers, politicians, or actors around his table to enjoy a cigar, a drink, and a good story. Drawing on hundreds of sources not available to or neglected by previous biographers, Walter Stahrand#8217;s bestselling biography sheds new light on this complex and central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath.

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andlt;B andgt;The New York Times bestselling biography of Lincolnand#8217;s closest adviser and friend andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York, outspoken United States senator, and Lincolnand#8217;s secretary of state during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters. Drawing on hundreds of sources, Walter Stahr sheds new light on this complex and central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath.

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A New York Times bestseller, acclaimed by the critics, a riveting biography of the leader of Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals.”

William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken US senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican nomination for president. As secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest adviser during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters.

Some of Lincoln’s critics even saw Seward, erroneously, as the power behind the throne; this is why John Wilkes Booth and his colleagues attempted to kill Seward as well as Lincoln. Seward survived the assassin’s attack, continued as secretary of state, and emerged as a staunch supporter of President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s controversial successor. Through his purchase of Alaska (“Seward’s Folly”), and his groundwork for the purchase of the Canal Zone and other territory, Seward set America on course to become a world empire.

Seward was not only important, he was fascinating. Most nights this well-known raconteur with unruly hair and untidy clothes would gather diplomats, soldiers, politicians, or actors around his table to enjoy a cigar, a drink, and a good story. Drawing on hundreds of sources not available to or neglected by previous biographers, Walter Stahr sheds new light on this complex and central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath.

About the Author

Walter Stahr is the author of the acclaimed John Jay, the biography of America's first Supreme Court Chief Justice. A graduate of Stanford and Harvard and formerly a senior counsel for the Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, he has practiced international law for nearly thirty years. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Vienna, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439121184
Author:
Stahr, Walter
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
william h seward, william henry seward, about abraham lincoln, civil war information, lincoln book, walter stahr
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16pp b/w insert; 3 maps
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

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"Synopsis" by , andlt;B andgt;The New York Times bestselling biography of Lincolnand#8217;s closest adviser and friend andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York, outspoken United States senator, and Lincolnand#8217;s secretary of state during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters. Drawing on hundreds of sources, Walter Stahr sheds new light on this complex and central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath.
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times bestseller, acclaimed by the critics, a riveting biography of the leader of Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals.”

William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken US senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican nomination for president. As secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest adviser during the Civil War, Seward not only managed foreign affairs but had a substantial role in military, political, and personnel matters.

Some of Lincoln’s critics even saw Seward, erroneously, as the power behind the throne; this is why John Wilkes Booth and his colleagues attempted to kill Seward as well as Lincoln. Seward survived the assassin’s attack, continued as secretary of state, and emerged as a staunch supporter of President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s controversial successor. Through his purchase of Alaska (“Seward’s Folly”), and his groundwork for the purchase of the Canal Zone and other territory, Seward set America on course to become a world empire.

Seward was not only important, he was fascinating. Most nights this well-known raconteur with unruly hair and untidy clothes would gather diplomats, soldiers, politicians, or actors around his table to enjoy a cigar, a drink, and a good story. Drawing on hundreds of sources not available to or neglected by previous biographers, Walter Stahr sheds new light on this complex and central figure, as well as on pivotal events of the Civil War and its aftermath.

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