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The Resource Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel

Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel

Label
Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton
Title
Lincoln's autocrat
Title remainder
the life of Edwin Stanton
Statement of responsibility
William Marvel
Title variation
Life of Edwin Stanton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy. Marvel argues that while Stanton was a formidable advocate and politician, his character was hardly benign. Climbing from a difficult youth to the pinnacle of power, Stanton used his authority--and the public coffers--to pursue political vendettas, and he exercised sweeping wartime powers with a cavalier disregard for civil liberties. Though Lincoln's ability to harness a cabinet with sharp divisions and strong personalities is widely celebrated, Marvel suggests that Stanton's tenure raises important questions about Lincoln's actual control over the executive branch. This insightful biography also reveals why men like Ulysses S. Grant considered Stanton a coward and a bully, who was unashamed to use political power for partisan enforcement and personal preservation
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.S8
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
Label
Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-589) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Banks of the Ohio -- The wife of his youth -- The golden triangle -- The princess of Penn Street -- The California mission -- An honourable murderer -- The court spy -- Metamorphosis -- Best friend to all -- The cabal -- The war within -- Organizing victory -- Prisoners of circumstance -- Minister of propaganda -- The gift of martyrdom -- Avenging angel -- The Trojan horse -- End of the tether -- The stealthy applicant
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 611 pages
Isbn
9781469622491
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014032690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2338524
  • (OCoLC)888026126
  • (OCoLC)ocn888026126
  • 2307689
  • 2338524
Label
Lincoln's autocrat : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-589) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Banks of the Ohio -- The wife of his youth -- The golden triangle -- The princess of Penn Street -- The California mission -- An honourable murderer -- The court spy -- Metamorphosis -- Best friend to all -- The cabal -- The war within -- Organizing victory -- Prisoners of circumstance -- Minister of propaganda -- The gift of martyrdom -- Avenging angel -- The Trojan horse -- End of the tether -- The stealthy applicant
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 611 pages
Isbn
9781469622491
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014032690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2338524
  • (OCoLC)888026126
  • (OCoLC)ocn888026126
  • 2307689
  • 2338524

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