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Team of Rivals By Doris Kearns Goodwin

Team of Rivals
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Offers a study of one of the most legendary American Presidents in history. This title offers Barack Obama the model for his presidency, showing how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rival to key cabinet positions.
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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.

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Team of Rivals 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 Doris Kearns Goodwin


Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.

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GOR001192757
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-01-20
976
0141043725
9780141043722
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