The Man Who Ran the Country While Lincoln Lay Dying August 11, 2017 by SBolithoe Leave a comment STANTON Lincoln’s War Secretary By Walter Stahr Illustrated. 743 pp. Simon & Schuster. $35. During his second tour of America, in 1867, Charles Dickens dined in Washington with the secretary of war, Edwin McMasters Stanton. http://ift.tt/2vRJD0Y Advertisements Rate this:Share this:FacebookGoogleTwitterEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestPocketTelegramLike this:Like Loading... Related Author: SBolithoe Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.