Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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By (author) Doris Kearns Goodwin, Read by Richard Thomas

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 145mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1442354747
  • ISBN 13: 9781442354746
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 601,478

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Soon to be a major motion picture, "Lincoln," from Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning writer Tony Kushner, and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the President and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in a 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. Each had energetically sought the presidency. Lincoln succeeded 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. This 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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"An elegant, incisive study....Goodwin has brilliantly described how Lincoln forged a team that preserved a nation and freed America from the curse of slavery." --James M. McPherson, "The New York Times Book Review"