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The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War

by Mark Tooley;

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The Peace That Almost Was

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A narrative history of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference, the bipartisan, last-ditch effort to prevent the Civil War, an effort that nearly averted the carnage that followed. In February 1861, most of America's great statesmen--including a former president, dozens of current and former senators, Supreme Court justices, governors, and congressmen--came together at the historic Willard Hotel in a desperate attempt to stave off Civil War. Seven southern states had already seceded, and the conferees battled against time to craft a compromise to protect slavery and thus preserve the union and prevent war. Participants included former President John Tyler, General William Sherman's Catholic step-father, General Winfield Scott, and Lincoln's future Treasury Secretary, Salmon Chase--and from a room upstairs at the hotel, Lincoln himself. Revelatory and definitive, "The Peace That Almost Was" demonstrates that slavery was the main issue of the conference--and thus of the war itself--and that no matter the shared faith, family, and friendships of the participants, ultimately no compromise could be reached.

The Peace That Almost Was by Mark Tooley was published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in August 2015. The ISBN for The Peace That Almost Was is 9780718022235.

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Page last updated 13th April 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
Items in Pack24
PublisherThomas Nelson Publishers (August 2015)
Number of Pages320
Thickness33 mm
Height231 mm
Width145 mm
Product Code4316153
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