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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


The bestselling and prize-winning study of one of the most legendary American Presidents in history, "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin is the book that inspired Barack Obama in his presidency. When Barack Obama was asked which book he could not live without in the White House, his answer was instant: "Team of Rivals". This monumental and brilliant work has given Obama the model for his presidency, showing how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rival to key cabinet positions. 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 wonderful book ...a remarkable study in leadership". (Barack Obama). "A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius". ("The New York Times"). "I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years' Robert Harris Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne of US presidential historians, and one of the most acclaimed non-fiction authors in the world. Her works include "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream", "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga", and No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt", for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995. Hide synopsis

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Reviews of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Overall customer rating: 4.951

interesting history

by bookwomanAnnie on Jan 20, 2013

A tad bit long, but overall, an interesting read. The story of all the personalities and the interplay between the individuals, sometimes made me want to keep a scorecard.

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by Stephen R on Jan 3, 2013

The research that Doris Kearns Goodwin did is incredible...She brings Abraham Lincoln to life...If you enjoy reading about the Civil war era then this is a must read.

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leader psychology

by robert c on Oct 8, 2011

inside head of lincoln, we learn for our own personal dealings.


Great Lincoln Book

by pac492 on Mar 10, 2011

This book is one the offers many insights into Lincoln the man. The author's research into all the personalities the Lincoln surrounded himself with makes for a fascinating read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious about Lincoln will enjoy this book.

by Georgia on Sep 9, 2010

Excellent book to understand Lincoln and his presidency so much better....also find the comparison of Lincoln and Obama very interesting....

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