"Captivating… [Lowenstein] makes what subsequently occurred at Treasury and on Wall Street during the early 1860s seem as enthralling as what transpired on the battlefield or at the White House.” — Harold Holzer, Wall Street Journal. From renowned journalist and master storyteller Roger Lowenstein, a revelatory financial investigation into how Lincoln and his administration used the funding of the Civil War as the catalyst to centralize the government and accomplish the most far-reaching reform in the country’s history. Upon his election to the presidency, Abraham Lincoln inherited a country in crisis. Even before the Confederacy’s secession, the United States Treasury had run out...
Publisher: Penguin Press (March 8, 2022) Pages: 448 pages ISBN-10: 0735223556 ISBN-13: 978-0735223554 ASIN: B096WY7KH1
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Roger Lowenstein has written numerous critically acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Buffett, When Genius Failed, and The End of Wall Street. He has three children and lives with his wife, Judy Slovin, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Tenants Harbor, Maine.