Team of rivals…

Read Team Of Rivals. One of the most incredible & influential books, Team of Rivals is Pulitzer Prize–winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s modern classic about the political genius of Abraham Lincoln.

In 1860, William Seward, Salmon Chase, Edward Bates & Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, the rivals were dismayed. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the Presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession & civil war. Lincoln succeeded due to his unmatched humility, exceptional experiences, an accomplished ability & passion for perfection. Possessed an extra-ordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to understand their motives & desires.

An outstanding leadership enabled Lincoln as a President to bring his opponents together to create the most unusual cabinet in history, to marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union & winning the war. We view from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln coped with hostile congressmen & a raucous cabinet. How he overcame obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors & in the case of Seward, found a crucial friend.

A brilliant biography centred on Lincoln‘s mastery of men & how it shaped the most significant Presidency in US history. Creative. Captivating. Awe-inspiring.


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