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Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man

by Walter Stahr
720 pages
Simon & Schuster
Published: September 2012

“Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man” by Walter Stahr was published in 2012. Stahr spent twenty-five years as a lawyer before turning his attention to writing. His first biography “John Jay: Founding Father” was published in 2005 and his most recent book “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary” was published in 2017. He is currently working on a biography of Salmon Chase.

Avid fans of American history – particularly those enthralled by great presidential biographies – will recognize William Seward as a core member of Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet which was marvelously depicted in Doris Goodwin’s 2005 “Team of Rivals.” Seward was Lincoln’s primary competitor for the Republican presidential nomination in 1860 and later became…

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