Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln

Paperback | October 15, 2013

byDoris Kearns Goodwin

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A New York Times BestsellerBasis for the movie LincolnOn 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.

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A New York Times BestsellerBasis for the movie LincolnOn 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 capaci...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1308 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 2 inPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Large Print PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781594137150

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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