Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln's Vital Rival
  • Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln's Vital Rival
  • Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln's Vital Rival
ISBN: 1501199234
EAN13: 9781501199233
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 9, 2021
Pages: 800
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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   Well worth the wait
By the wait, I mean that Chase has lacked a great biography forever, and now he has a good one. Walter Stahr does a magnificent job of combing the depths of this complex man with all his virtues and defects, of which he had plenty. But the author never loses sight of the fact that Chase was among the two or three most important anti-slavery men of the mid-19th century and perhaps the most successful in advancing the cause. There is also a gifted treatment of his personal and home life, which was mostly tragic, though punctuated with moments of joy. This is a long book, but it felt much shorter. 5 stars :
 
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   A refreshing look at a great Ohioan
Over the years, Salmon P. Chase has received a lot of bad press. He has been accused of being a persistent presidential candidate and of trying to oust Lincoln from office. Walter Stahr gives a new and refreshing perspective of Chase's goals, his ambitions and his persona life. Other authors cite her as the first woman to lead a presidential campaign. But, Stahr focuses on Chases'strong anti-slavery roots as he traces his career from humble beginnings to the office of Chief Justice of the United States. For those who want a different perspective on the civil war, this is a book to read.
 
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