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  • Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man | Walter Stahr

    Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Walter Stahr
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    From one of our most acclaimed new biographers - the first full life of the leader of Lincoln’s "team of rivals" to appear in more than 40 years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the 19th century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken U.S. 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.

  • Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary | Walter Stahr

    Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Walter Stahr
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton 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.

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