1865 starts with the moment Lincoln got shot and follows the journey of the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, as he continues to push through Lincoln’s progressive agenda while dealing with the nuances and scandal around Lincoln’s assassination.
In pursuit of his goals, Stanton will forge and break alliances, deceive and manipulate his friends, and cajole and flatter his enemies. Steadfast in his conviction, Stanton will threaten, inveigle and blackmail. He will protect the guilty and persecute the innocent. He seems willing to stop at nothing. But the moral gravity of his actions, and his own secrets, threaten to consume him.
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