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01-10-2017, 01:51 PM (This post was last modified: 01-10-2017 01:57 PM by Gene C.)
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RE: Lincoln's autocrat
(01-10-2017 12:42 PM)richard petersen Wrote:  Thanks for the review Mr. Rose. Last evening on c-span William Marvel was on discussing his book. It was a speech he gave in Petersburg VA on 10/15/16. About the only positive point he made about Stanton was "he might have been good to his mother".

It sounded when it came to politics Stanton was very two faced.

Here is a short clip regarding what Richard posted above
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72rxoZsV...351DA37ADA
It's only a short clip, so far I am unable to get the entire C-Span speech to load

I've read Benjamin Thomas's book on Stanton, and he seems to take a much more favorable view of Stanton than Mr. Marvel.
The short clip above, and some of the comments regarding Marvel's book on Stanton (and I haven't read the book) has given me the impression that Marvel has a chip on his shoulder regarding Stanton and is not very objective.

A new book on Stanton by Walter Stahr will be out later this year. I am looking forward to see how it compares.
https://www.amazon.com/Stanton-Lincolns-...lter+stahr



So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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01-17-2017, 04:15 PM
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I'm curious for those of you who have this book, does Marvel record this incident and what does he have to say about it?

From a post in Trivia Questions - "Who is this Lady" - post #262, by Roger Norton.
http://rogerjnorton.com/LincolnDiscussio...l#pid63374
"This was Edwin Stanton's first wife. Regarding her death, author Burton Hendrick writes, "When Mary Lamson died, in 1844, Stanton's morbidity again aroused fears for his sanity. This was the wife with whom he had spent his early days of struggle; that the end should have come when prosperity had arrived, when Stanton had just crowned his success by taking for his home the finest house in Steubenville, seemed to make the tragedy complete. The bereaved husband sent for a dressmaker and ordered her to produce a perfect duplicate of Mary's wedding gown. "She is my bride," he moaned, "and shall be dressed and buried like a bride." The Supreme Court had to suspend sessions for a month, for Stanton, whose name appeared on every calendar, would not leave his dead wife's grave. Every night he would put her nightcap and gown on her bed, and sit beside them weeping for hours."

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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08-08-2017, 10:38 AM
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RE: Lincoln's autocrat
(06-29-2015 07:20 PM)STS Lincolnite Wrote:  I also know that Walter Stahr (who wrote the recent biography of Seward) is working on a biography of Stanton. I have met and corresponded with Walter a couple of times. He hopes to have his biography of Stanton completed for a Christmas 2016 publication date. I will wait for that one. Perhaps I will go back and read Mr. Marvel's offering afterward to compare and contrast.

Walter Stahr's biography of Stanton is now available.

https://www.amazon.com/Stanton-Lincolns-...bc?ie=UTF8
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08-08-2017, 02:56 PM
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(08-08-2017 10:38 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(06-29-2015 07:20 PM)STS Lincolnite Wrote:  I also know that Walter Stahr (who wrote the recent biography of Seward) is working on a biography of Stanton. I have met and corresponded with Walter a couple of times. He hopes to have his biography of Stanton completed for a Christmas 2016 publication date. I will wait for that one. Perhaps I will go back and read Mr. Marvel's offering afterward to compare and contrast.

Walter Stahr's biography of Stanton is now available.

https://www.amazon.com/Stanton-Lincolns-...bc?ie=UTF8

And, if you have not yet read William Marvel's bio on Stanton, we have a few left in stock at Surratt House for just $10 plus $3 p/h...
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