Walter Stahr

Walter Stahr is the author of Stanton: Lincoln’s War SecretarySeward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, a biography of one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century; and John Jay: Founding Father, a biography of America’s first Supreme Court Chief Justice.

He lives in Newport Beach, California.

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Working closely with President Lincoln, Secretary of War Stanton was indefatigable in laboring to win the Civil War. But his abruptness could sometimes be counterproductive. Read >>

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