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Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2005] ©2005
Series: Simon & Schuster Lincoln library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were dismayed. Throughout the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Kearns Goodwin; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 9780684824901 0684824906 9780743270755 0743270754 9781451688092 1451688091
OCLC Number: 61479616
Awards: Winner of Lincoln Prize, 2006.
Description: xix, 916 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The rivals. --
Four men waiting --
The "longing to rise" --
The lure of politics --
"Plunder & conquest" --
The turbulent fifties --
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" --
pt. 2. Master among men. --
"Mystic chords of memory" : Spring 1861 --
"The ball has opened" : Summer 1861 --
"I do not intend to be sacrificed" : Fall 1861 --
"My boy is gone" : Winter 1862 --
"He was simply out-generaled" : Spring 1862 --
"We are in the depths" : Summer 1862 --
"My word is out" : Fall 1862 --
"Fire in the rear" : Winter-Spring 1863 --
"The tycoon is in fine whack" : Summer 1863 --
"I feel trouble in the air" : Summer-Fall 1863 --
"Still in wild water" : Fall 1863 --
"There's a man in it!" : Winter-Spring 1864 --
"Atlanta is ours" : Summer-Fall 1864 --
"A sacred effort" : Winter 1864-1865 --
The final weeks : Spring 1865.
Series Title: Simon & Schuster Lincoln library.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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Amazing book. But wait there's more.....

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Great study in politics

by hamparid (WorldCat user published 2009-02-01) Very Good Permalink

This isn't really a biography of Lincoln even though you learn alot about his life reading this book. Its really an account of Lincoln's political genius. From Kearns' perspective, he was a genius - able to put powerful & conflicting personalities into his cabinet and had the strength and patience...
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Team of Rivals Rock

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