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An Evening with Biographer Walter Stahr

walter_stahr_coverJoin biographer Walter Stahr as he discusses his latest book "Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary". Stahr worked as an international attorney for 30 years before publishing his first book in 2005 on the life of John Jay, followed in 2012 by his second book about William Henry Seward.

The event is free, and seating is first come, first seated.

 Stahr's book has received rave reviews from a number of critics:

"Moving swiftly across the enormous landscape of Stanton's life and times, Stahr provides a narrative that is both readily accessible and compelling."  NPR.org.  

 "This exhaustively researched, well-paced book should take its place as the new, standard biography of the ill-tempered man who helped save the Union.  It is fair, judicious, authoritative, and comprehensive."  Wall Street Journal.

 "There are many biographies of Stanton, but Stahr's will stand out as one of the finest and most detailed.  This is a book for both scholars of Civil War history and general readers who have an interest in that period."  Washington Independent Review of Books.

"Walter Stahr has delivered another solid, well-researched biography of a major, if often overlooked, figure in American history. His portrait of Edwin Stanton is fair-minded, rigorous, and scrupulously honest."   Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton

 

Click here to read the New York Times' book review.

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