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Stanton

Lincoln's War Secretary

by Walter Stahr

Hardcover, 743 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $35 |

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Lincoln's War Secretary
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Documents the story of Lincoln's controversial secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, detailing his role in raising the Union army, directing military movements, imposing penalties on Confederates, and organizing the search for assassin John Wilkes Booth.