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    DescriptionWinner 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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    Title
    Team of Rivals
    Subtitle
    The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Doris Kearns Goodwin, Read by Richard Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 145 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743539135
    ISBN 10: 0743539133
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
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    DC21: 973.7092
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    B&T Approval Code: A42200000
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    Libri: I-KA
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO000000
    LC classification: E457.2 .G67 2005B
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Publication date
    25 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Riverside
    Review quote
    "Endlessly absorbing....[A] lovingly rendered and masterfully fashioned book." --Jay Winik, "The Wall Street Journal"