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Team of Rivals

The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Discover the inspiring leadership techniques of one of America's greatest presidents with this bestselling and award-winning book. Team of Rivals is a thrilling narrative history that shows how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rival to key cabinet positions. This book was so impactful that it inspired Barack Obama during his presidency. Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of the most acclaimed non-fiction authors, presents a compelling portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius.
Publish Date
First Published in 2005
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I loved Team of Rivals.      source
I lived in it the way that you do with truly great books; putting it down with glazed eyes and feeling disconcerted to find yourself in the 21st century.      source
Some of my favorite books: Overthrow, Band of Brothers, Team of Rivals & Kite Runner. What are yours? #BookLoversDay      source
A few classics: - Hope in the Dark, Solnit - Why We Can’t Wait, MLK - The Search for Common Ground, Thurman - Team of Rivals, Goodwin - Col Poems,Audre Lorde - Bhagavad Gita - Capital, Piketty - 100 Years of Solitude, García Márquez - Infinite Jest / Consider the Lobster, Wallace      source
It's a terrific book!      source
“A human being lives out not only his personal life as an individual, but also, consciously or subconsciously, lives of his epoch and his contemporaries …” Thomas Mann #quote. This book is a toure de force.      source
'Team of Rivals' is among the best historical books I've ever read (take that, Herodotus). Bless you, @DorisKGoodwin. Truly excellent.      source
@lorirusso It’s a favorite of mine. Plus @DorisKGoodwin’s fanstastic book Leadership: In Turbulent Times is another to put on your list.      source
Day 1: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @IanDWagreich      source
@StigAbell That’s a terrific book. I also love Wills’s Lincoln at Gettysburg if we’re reading classics.      source