Walter Stahr
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Walter Stahr

Walter Stahr was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Southern California. He studied at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Stanford University, the Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Law School. For twenty-five years, he worked as a lawyer, both in Washington and the Far East, both in government and private practice. He was working as a lawyer while researching and writing his first book, a biography of John Jay, published in 2005. His second book, a biography of William Henry Seward, was published in 2012, and his third, on Edwin McMasters Stanton, was published in August 2017. Walter Stahr lives in Newport Beach, California, with his wife, Dr. Masami Miyauchi Stahr, who teaches mathematics at St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano. His website is walterstahr.com.

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    • John Jay

    • Founding Father
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A critically acclaimed and definitive biography of John Jay: a major Founding Father, a true national hero, and a leading architect of America's future....

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    • Seward

    • Lincoln's Indispensable Man
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

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    • I Wish Doris Kearns Goodwin Had Written This

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    • Lincoln's Indispensable Man
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 07-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 81 ratings

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Stanton

    • Lincoln's War Secretary
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Walter Stahr tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's indispensable secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union....

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    • By cathy on 11-01-17

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