The Oct. 1 issue of The New Yorker includes a review of Walter Stahr's Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man, a new biography of William Seward, Class of 1820.
Best know as Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State, Seward was first a N.Y. State Senator, Governor of New York, U.S. Senator, and presidential candidate running against Lincoln in 1860.
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