Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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In this book, popular historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explains what made Abraham Lincoln such a political genius: the 16th president of the United States, had the ability to put himself in the place of other men, something that allowed him to lead the United States through the Civil War. 

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  • Helen Dean
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Ever since my 5th grade field trip to Washington DC, and my visit to Ford Theater I have had a slight obsession with President Lincoln. This book feeds that obsession. As a history buff, this book is the total package."
  • Alice Wan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Are you a fan of Abraham Lincoln. This novel will bring you back to his time. Reliving history is quite nice"
  • Ronald Price
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "You had me at "Doris Kearns Goodwin." I love this woman, and her writing about Abraham Lincoln is particularly inspired. "
  • Jeffrey Tucker
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln was a very historical fun read. It was very accurate and very detailed. You will enjoy every minute of it."
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  • Julie Rose
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A good read for people who like to read about politics. "
  • Jason Duncan
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "As a young boy, I lived in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. While the Daley administration grew, I was surprised at how the state's political landscape had changed so drastically since the days of Lincoln. The uninformed do not know that he was born in Kentucky, or that he was a Republican. Throughout my adulthood, I was deeply entrenched in the Republican party. There was a time when the Republican platform was resolute in financial conservatism and social enlightenment. Goodwin does a superb job of showing us that we are not wrong when we long for the "good ole days". Just as Lincoln was denigrated, so was Obama. The goosebumps she generates, compels us to be better, provokes us to renew our faith in the Republic and rather than party."
  • Ajay Jayaraman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a historical novel focused on the rise of Abraham Lincoln from obscurity to famous US president. This focuses more on the political operations behind Lincoln's rise than on his life itself, but nevertheless it is a comprehensive look into the life of one of America's most well recognized presidents. I would recommend this to any history and political buff who is interested in learning more about Lincoln's rise"
  • Emily Bradley
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book is terrific. I am inspired by Abraham Lincoln and this book made me feel validated. It is well researched and makes you understand how Lincoln became the beloved man he is. He was smart, articulate, thoughtful and a very capable politician."
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  • George Greene
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book was a nice history lesson for me. I did not know much about Abraham Lincoln background, but I was able to find out more through this book. I borrowed this book from a friend and read it when I would travel. It showed Lincoln was not only a great president, but also a great tactician. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in history, especially U.S. history."
  • Jonathan Medina
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The description itself isn't very convincing; who is UNABLE to put them-self into another person's shoes? I do not believe this is a skill possessed by less than 100% of the human race. Therefore, I find it difficult to believe anyone who thinks this capacity is what allowed Lincoln to be such a political genius."
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