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Salmon P. Chase

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I knew little of the life of Salmon P. Chase before reading this book, other than he was a former governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury on Lincoln's team of rivals, and later as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. However, this book does a great job laying out his early life, political life, perpetual running for president, and later how certain opinions from his time on the court are still cited today.  Highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the Supreme Court or US history leading up to the Civil War.
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This book is a very good biography of Salmon P. Chase. It is well researched and written. The author delves into how Chase developed into a strong antislavery advocate early in his life and his subsequent attempts to end the practice through various political parties in which he participated and help develop. He served as Secretary of the Treasury during Lincoln’s terms in office and was also Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was not an overly complicated man, but his personal life was marred by tragedy a number of time. I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in learning about one of the main characters in Lincoln’s Team of Rivals.

I received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook and my nonfiction book review blog.
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