Pulse en una miniatura para ir a Google Books.
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
por Doris Kearns Goodwin
Best Biographies (19)
» 14 más
Top Five Books of 2013 (519)
Female Author (309)
Política - Clásicos (64)
World History (3)
Tagged Civil War (6)
This is a monumental biography of Lincoln. Told from the vantage point of Lincoln and his rivals turned colleagues, Goodwin builds a masterful narrative, meticulously documented and thoroughly enjoyable. One of the best biographies I've read. Lincoln is a complex character, and this book paints a vivid portrait of the man and his time. ( )
This has to be one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. This book really gets into the mind of Abraham Lincoln and shows just how special he was. This book shines in showing his political genius.
Doris Goodwin shows his highs and his lows in life and all in between. The great war that divided us and the one man that could Unite us. When I started reading this Abraham Lincoln was my favorite President and when I finished the book it was magnified tenfold. For those that do not know much about President Lincoln I would recommend that this be the first book you read about him and his life and his times.
Most insightful, entertaining, and moving. I listened to the Audiobook and was so impressed, I have put this on mt birthday list! I want to give it a thorough reading as well.
There is so much more insights here besides that of Lincoln - others in his cabinet, Mary Todd, US Grant, and just the general tenor and feel of the country at the time.
Great, great book. If you have any interest in this time period, you need to read this book.
I was having difficulty keeping track of all these dead white guys and the book is entirely to heavy so I'm officially abandoning this at page 147.
Anything Doris Goodwin writes is more than worthy of reading. No one is more a scholar of the American presidency than she is. And this is no exception. Recognized as a modern classic since its publication in 2005, Team of Rivals escaped my reading list until now. And, I must admit, I listened to the audio version and in its abridged version. Abridged or not, Lincoln’s greatness was front and center in the book, and the heartbreak of the Civil War was sad and avoidable. Often greatness isn’t recognized until long after the great one’s death. In the case of Lincoln, however, everyone who was touched by him while he lived knew of his greatness then, and when he died from politicians to common folk to poets, Abraham Lincoln was recognized for who he was: our nation’s greatest president.
Mostrando 1-5 de 225 (siguiente | mostrar todos)
"We needed the strongest men of the party in the cabinet," Lincoln replied. "These were the very strongest men. Then I had no right to deprive the country of their services." They were indeed strong men, Goodwin notes. "But in the end, it was the prairie lawyer from Springfield who would emerge as the strongest of them all."
"But this immense, finely boned book is no dull administrative or bureaucratic history; rather, it is a story of personalities -- a messianic drama, if you will -- in which Lincoln must increase and the others must decrease."
Pertenece a las series editoriales
Tiene la adaptación
Aparece abreviada en
Tiene como guía de estudio a
Referencias a esta obra en fuentes externas.
Wikipedia en inglés (21)
This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were dismayed. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery led inexorably to civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this that enabled Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union.
No se han encontrado descripciones de biblioteca.
Amazon Kindle (0 ediciones)
Audible (0 ediciones)
CD Audiobook (0 ediciones)
Google Books — Cargando...
Sistema Decimal Melvil (DDC)973.7092History and Geography North America United States Administration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865 Civil War
Clasificación de la Biblioteca del Congreso
Conviértete en un Autor de LibraryThing.
Una edición de este libro fue publicada por Penguin Australia.
» Página de Información de la editorial
Una edición de este libro fue publicada por Recorded Books.