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

Large Print Press | October 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback | Large Print

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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: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1308 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.97 in

Published: October 15, 2013

Publisher: Large Print Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594137153

ISBN - 13: 9781594137150

Found in: Biography and Memoir
I love political biography so it is not surprising that when a book in this genre comes out, written by a great historian who happens to be a great storyteller, I will jump at the chance to get my hands on it. But, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is more than just a great book; and, one doesn't have to be a political junkie to get totally into this story. Team of Rivals is first and foremost the story of President Lincoln and those with whom he worked and competed - succeeded and failed. To be sure, it is full of extraordinary moments of history, intimate views of life in the mid 1800s, and incredible interactions between six highly interesting men. But it is best as a story of leadership. And it seems to me that now, more than ever, we need to remind ourselves what great political leadership really looks like. Lincoln had tenacity, he had vision, he was a leader of men and a manager of process. He had courage and that rare combination of confidence and humility. Without doubt, he was a politician who could read the tea-leaves of public sentiment and knew how to play the game. And when it really counted – he knew how to lead. Goodwin also makes clear that Lincoln understood failure. He had lots of it. And he knew that failure is simply an interpretation of status and events at a moment in time. Anyone who cares about the world we live in – and believes each of us has a responsibility to help shape it – will be captivated by this book. Anyone who wants to lead – or wants to be in the company of good leaders – will be inspired by this book. And of course, anyone who loves great biography – well, you are in for a treat.

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Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1308 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.97 in

Published: October 15, 2013

Publisher: Large Print Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594137153

ISBN - 13: 9781594137150

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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, and Wait Till Next Year. She has received numerous awards including Pulitzer Prize in history, the Harold Washington Literary Award, and 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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