Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Book) : Goodwin, Doris Kearns : An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War. WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden has worked with the former aide he wants to be secretary of state since their time at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 1990s. “Team of Rivals,” a hefty 750-page tome, is far broader in scope and detail than the movie it inspired, but well worth the read, particularly for the armchair historian. Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Book overview. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is a “brilliant” multiple biography and New York Times bestseller centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history. Stick with it. It’s a hefty 945 pages, so if you’re not a true history buff, you’ll likely find it a bit overwhelming. ‎In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Doris Kearns Goodwin — 2005 in Genius . 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. In the workplace we have “rivals” but working together we are much stronger. 'Team of Rivals': Lincoln's Political Prowess In her latest book, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explores how Lincoln's extraordinary political acumen helped him overcome the obstacles of … It is a hagiography in the true sense. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2005 Simon & Schuster 944 pp. An aspect of the political brilliance of Abraham Lincoln was the manner he selected the members of his cabinet. It not only chronicles the life of America’s secular saint but also serves as an inspirational text. As well as a… Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Her book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, is about Lincoln's relationship with his cabinet. (Warning, this takes a lot of time. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, unknown edition, Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. His preservation of the Union and abolition of slavery make him the most consequential president in history. Buy Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Illustrated by Goodwin, Doris Kearns (ISBN: 9780684824901) from Amazon's Book Store. The first third of the book is bogged down by particulars of the lives of Lincoln and his three “rivals” in local and regional politics. Book was the basis of Steven Spielberg's 2012 movie, "Lincoln," which one two Oscars. The task the popular historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has set for herself in writing the history of Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet in Team of Rivals is neither easy nor immediately attractive. Team Of Rivals Review. As the name of the book clears it, you are going to read about Abraham Lincoln in this book. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin, Author. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is a 2005 book by Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, published by Simon & Schuster. James M. McPherson - New York Times Book Review. When Barack Obama was asked which book he could not live without in the White House, his answer was instant: Team of Rivals. 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. ‘Team of Rivals’ is one of the great leadership books. The book Team of Rivals holds a few pedagogical uses for a classroom teacher. 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. Inscribed and signed by author on FFEP. Because Team of Rivals is a 900-plus-page book, the only way to make the story come alive in a feature film was to make a story within a story. No other markings. Primarily, the content knowledge gained from reading this book is priceless as it is detailed and informative. Academic is a grade level tract. Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner decided to focus on Lincoln’s tumultuous final four months in office. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin Book Review. ISBN-13: 9780743270755 Summary Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. Book Review: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin Abraham Lincoln is rarely remembered for his political skills. Goodwin’s chunky (750+ pages plus references) book is a serious commitment. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln is a book covering one of the most important persons from the past. ‎Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become presid… Team of Rivals the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. “Endlessly absorbing…. The book is a biographical portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and some of the men who served with him in his cabinet from 1861 to 1865. Both her book and the film showcase Lincoln's remarkable political skills. Team of Rivals has an uncommon and remarkable structure for a modern book. Well-practiced historian Goodwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time (1994), examines Abraham Lincoln as a practical politician, focusing on his conversion of rivals to allies. In her Pulitzer-winning book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the complexity of Lincoln’s presidency, the tumultuous relationships that existed within it, and how he brought it all together for the good of the nation. 145 quotes from Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln: ‘Washington was a typical American. The Big Takeaways: The adolescent years of Abraham Lincoln’s life are what fueled his desire always to try a little more. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin and a great selection of related books, ... Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Illuminates Lincoln's political genius. Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. It was not that he was a poor politician. Team of Rivals book, like any biography, does tell you a lot of personal things about Lincoln but the more important focus of the story is Lincoln’s presidency and how he manages to beat three of the most gifted and highly educated rivals who opposed him. Team Of Rivals is a fascinating read by acclaimed historian and author, Doris Kearns Goodwin. I teach U.S History II at a high school academic level. Team of Rivals - Doris Kearns Goodwin Summary: ... Goodwin delves into the political machine surrounding the 1860 convention, making footnoted names in a history book come alive as she fleshes out Lincoln’s rivals. It’s only 200 pages, and it’ll be worth it!) Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. The curriculum begins at Reconstruction and concludes at the present. Why This Book Matters: Team of Rivals explains how Abraham Lincoln went from being an unlikely candidate to the leader of the Republican party. 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