Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

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Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Thorndike Press | June 5, 2013 | Hardcover

Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
A New York Times Bestseller -- Basis for the movie Lincoln On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited for the results from the Republican National Convention. Lincoln won, Goodwin demonstrates, because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the union and winning the war.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.5 × 6.4 × 2.4 in

Published: June 5, 2013

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410457907

ISBN - 13: 9781410457905

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! A great book about President Lincoln and how he guided the Union with the aid of his cabinet through the dark days of the US Civil War. Enjoyable and educational. Do not be intimidated by the book's weight, it will inspire you. Lincoln is indeed for the Ages.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lincoln: The Magnanimous Chief Pretty good book, a little bit dense and slow in parts.
Date published: 2012-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Great One This book was written the same way Lincoln is believed to have spoken. With great care, at a good pace, spoken so that everyone can enjoy it, and with importance being placed on every single word.
Date published: 2009-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great! Succinctly - a fantastic book!
Date published: 2009-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great book There's no point in trying to be clever about it, this is simply a great book about one of the most important times in U.S. history. There has been so much written about Lincoln over the past 200 years that its hard to believe that there is anything new to say about him. Goodwin takes an interesting approach by examining Lincoln in contrast to the other men who competed for the Republican nomination in 1860 (the "team of rivals" of the title). Lincoln is portrayed by Goodwin as the ultimate pragmatist, which goes a long way to explaining why President Obama is a great admirer of this book. As well, Goodwin plums the depths of the U.S. civil war, the defining event of the country's history, to show how it affected everyone living in the U.S. at the time and all generations to come. This is a long, detailed book, but I finished it wanting to know more about its subject. I can't recommend it more highly.
Date published: 2009-05-06

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Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.5 × 6.4 × 2.4 in

Published: June 5, 2013

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1410457907

ISBN - 13: 9781410457905

From the Publisher

A New York Times Bestseller -- Basis for the movie Lincoln On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited for the results from the Republican National Convention. Lincoln won, Goodwin demonstrates, because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the union and winning the war.

About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 4, 1943. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College in 1964 and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1968. She taught at Harvard University and worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson during his last year in the White House. She has written numerous books including The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, Wait Till Next Year, and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. She has received numerous awards including Pulitzer Prize in history, the Harold Washington Literary Award, the Ambassador Book Award for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and the Lincoln Prize and the Book Prize for American History for Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.
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