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Team of Rivals (Reprint) (Paperback) by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in her #1 "New York Times" bestseller, as she chronicles the rise of the the one-term congressman/prairie lawyer from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. 16 pages of photos.



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Winner of the Lincoln Prize

Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this 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.

Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won 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 and desires.

It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war.

We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through.

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.



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An elegant, incisive study....Goodwin has brilliantly described how Lincoln forged a team that preserved a nation and freed America from the curse of slavery.

--James M. McPherson, The New York Times Book Review

Endlessly absorbing....[A] lovingly rendered and masterfully fashioned book.

--Jay Winik, The Wall Street Journal

Goodwin's narrative abilities...are on full display here, and she does an enthralling job of dramatizing...crucial moments in Lincoln's life....A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius.

--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Splendid, beautifully written....Goodwin has brilliantly woven scores of contemporary accounts...into a fluid narrative....This is the most richly detailed account of the Civil War presidency to appear in many years.

--John Rhodehamel, Los Angeles Times

Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6 Inches (W) x 1.8 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.66 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 916
Genre: History, Self Improvement, Political Science, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Government / Executive Branch, United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Language: English
Street Date: September 26, 2006
TCIN: 11337977
UPC: 9780743270755
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1896
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 9.25 inches length x 6.25 inches width x 2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.7 pounds
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