Team of Rivals: Lincoln Film Tie-in Edition by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Team of Rivals: Lincoln Film Tie-in Edition

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Audio Book (CD) | October 16, 2012

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Soon to be a major motion picture, Lincoln, from Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning writer Tony Kushner, and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the President and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.

The acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in a highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.
     On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry.
     Each had energetically sought the presidency. Lincoln succeeded because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives.
     This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history.

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 wri...

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Title:Team of Rivals: Lincoln Film Tie-in EditionFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.75 × 5.06 × 0.7 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Simon & Schuster AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442354747

ISBN - 13:9781442354746

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