Q&A with Walter Stahr

Walter Stahr talked about Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, his biography on William Seward, who he argued was one of the most… read more

Walter Stahr talked about Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man, his biography on William Seward, who he argued was one of the most important Americans of the 19th Century. He detailed Seward’s service as a progressive governor of New York and an outspoken U.S. senator before being chosen as Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of state and closest adviser. He spoke about the special relationship between the president and Seward, and observed that some detractors erroneously stated at the time that Seward was actually the power behind Lincoln’s presidency. Secretary Seward was severely wounded by other assassins the night President Lincoln was assassinated, but remained as secretary of state through President Andrew Johnson’s term. Mr. Stahr also talked about his own years as a practicing attorney and his decision to take up writing as a profession. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Q&A with Walter Stahr

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 4, 2012
Last Aired:
Apr 29, 2013

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  • Nov 04, 2012 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 04, 2012 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 04, 2012 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 05, 2012 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 05, 2012 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 27, 2013 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2013 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2013 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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