After more than two decades as a lawyer, Walter Stahr started writing books about American leaders. His biographies of John Jay, William Henry Seward and Edwin Stanton have earned praise and awards, and he is now at work on Salmon Chase, antislavery activist, treasury secretary and chief justice.
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I am just back from the Lincoln Forum in Gettysburg, where I spoke about my Chase book. CSPAN was there, taping, and when tape is available I will put it up here on the website. Lincoln Forum is a wonderful annual event, a gathering of authors and experts and enthusiasts. Lots of interesting side conversations.…