Amiable scoundrel : Simon Cameron, Lincoln's scandalous Secretary of War

From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln's secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799-1889) was one of the nineteenth century's most prominent political figures. In...

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Main Author: Kahan, Paul, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lincoln : Potomac Books, An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2016]
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-358) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction: warm friends and bitter enemies -- A determined will and a right purpose -- The great Winnebago chief, 1838-45 -- True-hearted Pennsylvanian, able, fearless, and unflinching, 1845-49 -- Exclude him from the ranks of the Democratic Party, 1849-60 -- What they worship is the God of success, 1860-61 -- Then profit shall accrue, 1861-62 -- Gentlemen, the paragraph stands, 1861-62 -- A man out of office in Washington, 1862-67 -- Nothing can beat you, 1867-77 -- I'll behave myself as long as I'm here, 1877-89 -- Conclusion: I did the best I could and was never untrue to a friend. 
520 |a From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln's secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799-1889) was one of the nineteenth century's most prominent political figures. In his wake, however, he left a series of questionable political and business dealings and, at the age of eighty, even a sex scandal. 
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