Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

9780684824901

ISBN 10: 0684824906 / 0-684-82490-6
ISBN 13: 9780684824901
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
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The bestselling and prize-winning study of one of the most legendary American Presidents in history, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin is the book that inspired Barack Obama in his presidency.

When Barack Obama was asked which book he could not live without in the White House, his answer was instant: Team of Rivals. This monumental and brilliant work has given Obama the model for his presidency, showing how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rival to key cabinet positions. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen.

'A wonderful book . . . a remarkable study in leadership' Barack Obama

'A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius' The New York Times

'I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years' Robert Harris

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne of US presidential historians, and one of the most acclaimed non-fiction authors in the world. Her works include Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga, and No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995.


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A wonderful book ... a remarkable study in leadership (Barack Obama)

The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational (Jon Snow)

I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years (Robert Harris The Observer (Books of the Year))

A fabulously engrossing, exciting narrative in the grand old style ... overflowing with colour and character (Dominic Sandbrook)

A brilliant book ... I couldn't get enough of it (Alex Ferguson)

Goodwin's narrative abilities are on full display here. A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius (Michiko Kakutani New York Times)

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"Goodwin's narrative abilities are on full display. A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius"

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Book Description: Simon & Schuster, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: ContentsMaps and DiagramsIntroductionPart I THE RIVALS1 Four Men Waiting2 The "Longing to Rise"3 The Lure of Politics4 "Plunder & Conquest"5 The Turbulent Fifties6 The Gathering Storm7 Countdown to the Nomination8 Showdown in Chicago9 "A Man Knows His Own Name"10 "An Intensified Crossword Puzzle"11 "I Am Now Public Property"Part II MASTER AMONG MEN12 "Mystic Chords of Memory": Spring 186113 "The Ball Has Opened": Summer 186114 "I Do Not Intend to Be Sacrificed": Fall 186115 "My Boy Is Gone": Winter 186216 "He Was Simply Out-Generaled": Spring 186217 "We Are in the Depths": Summer 186218 "My Word Is Out": Fall 186219 "Fire in the Rear": Winter-Spring 186320 "The Tycoon Is in Fine Whack": Summer 186321 "I Feel Trouble in the Air": Summer-Fall 186322 "Still in Wild Water": Fall 186323"There's a Man in It!":Winter-Spring 186424 "Atlanta Is Ours": Summer-Fall 186425 "A Sacred Effort": Winter 1864-186526 The Final Weeks: Spring 1865EpilogueAcknowledgmentsNotesIllustration CreditsIndex. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0684824906

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