Cover image for Gideon Welles; Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy.
Title:
Gideon Welles; Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy.
Author:
Niven, John.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1973.
Physical Description:
xii, 676 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780195016932
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A full-scale life and times biography of an important Civil War figure.


Table of Contents

1 A Roving Dispositionp. 3
2 Gentleman-Editor (1825-1828)p. 21
3 Apprenticeship in Politicsp. 35
4 Rewards for the Faithfulp. 50
5 Assignment in Washingtonp. 71
6 Conflict and Compromisep. 88
7 Struggle for Ascendancyp. 104
8 Loco-Focop. 119
9 Niles, Welles and Co.p. 134
10 A Persistent Suitorp. 150
11 Hard Timesp. 167
12 Low Ebbp. 193
13 Mutual Fearsp. 212
14 Independent Democratp. 233
15 Free Soil and Fremontp. 253
16 Chicago: 1860p. 276
17 New England's Representative Manp. 303
18 Conflictp. 324
19 The Executive Touchp. 346
20 Trials and Triumphsp. 361
21 Neptune and Marsp. 388
22 Confusion of Purposesp. 404
23 Monitor Maniap. 423
24 A Blunted Tridentp. 440
25 On the Defensivep. 467
26 Suffrage is Crucialp. 496
27 The Issue is With Himp. 514
28 The Madness of the Hourp. 532
29 Drama and Melodramap. 546
30 Old and Full of Daysp. 565
Abbreviations Used in the Notesp. 581
Notesp. 583
Bibliographyp. 639
Appendix Ip. 655
Indexp. 659