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Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  

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One of Alastair Campbell's favourite books.

With over a million copies sold, several literary prizes in the bag and now Barack Obama's comment that this is the book he could not live without in the White House, this must be the book to read about Abrahma Lincilon and his politics. He realised that by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet poisitons he would be creating the strongest and safest cabinet to run the country. A fascinating insight in to one of the greatest politicians the world has seen.

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Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A book to bury yourself in.

Reviews

A wonderful book ... a remarkable study in leadership -- Barack Obama The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational -- Jon Snow I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years -- Robert Harris * The Observer (Books of the Year) * A fabulously engrossing, exciting narrative in the grand old style ... overflowing with colour and character -- Dominic Sandbrook A brilliant book ... I couldn't get enough of it -- Alex Ferguson 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 *


About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne of US presidential historians, and one of the most acclaimed non-fiction authors in the world. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th February 2009

Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin

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www.doriskearnsgoodwin.com/

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
976 pages

Categories

The Real World
Biography / Autobiography
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History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Political leaders & leadership

ISBN

9780141043722

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