Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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Penguin UK, Feb 12, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 944 pages
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In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. 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 book to bury yourself in.

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You will learn a lot about the savvy political strategy that Abraham Lincoln used to construct his cabinet. Given the political divisions in Washington today this is an eye opener. Read full review

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Maps and Diagrams
Four Men Waiting
The Longing to Rise
The Lure of Politics
Plunder Conquest
The Turbulent Fifties
Spring 1861
Summer 1861
Fall 1861
Winter 1862
Spring 1862
Summer 1862
Fall 1862
WinterSpring 1863

The Gathering Storm
Countdown to the Nomination
Showdown in Chicago
A Man Knows His Own Name
An Intensified Crossword Puzzle
I Am Now Public Property
SummerFall 1863
WinterSpring 1864
Spring 1865
Illustrations Epilogue
Acknowledgments Notes
Illustration Credits

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Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne of US presidential historians, and one of the most acclaimed non-fiction authors in the world. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995

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