Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Title: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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This book illuminates Lincoln’s political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. That Lincoln succeeded was because of his 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 that enabled Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history.
Winner of the Lincoln Prize 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.