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
Published: Lincoln : Potomac Books, An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.