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Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Film tie-in edView all editions and formats
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Shows how Abraham Lincoln saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions. This title offers a study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN: 9780241966082 0241966086
OCLC Number: 857522255
Notes: On cover - 'Lincoln, a Steven Speilberg film, based in part on Team of rivals'.
Film tie-in.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005 ; London : Penguin, 2009.
Description: xix, 916 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 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" --
Part 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.
Other Titles: Lincoln
Responsibility: Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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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 * A brilliant book ... I couldn't Read more...

 
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