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    • Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War

    • By: Paul Kahan
    • Narrated by: Michael Kazalski
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Simon Cameron (1799–1889) was one of the 19th century’s most prominent political figures. In his wake, however, he left a series of questionable political and business dealings and, at the age of 80, even a sex scandal. Amiable Scoundrel puts Cameron’s actions into a larger historical context by demonstrating that many politicians of the time, including Abraham Lincoln, used similar tactics to win elections and advance their careers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Jean on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95