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Team of Rivals

The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Goodwin, Doris Kearns (Downloadable Audiobook - 2005 )
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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.
Authors: Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Title: Team of rivals
the political genius of Abraham Lincoln
[electronic resource]
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005
Notes: Duration: 9:28:56
Abridged
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Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Thomas, Richard
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0743590686
9780743590686
0743590686
9780743590686
Statement of Responsibility: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Playtime: 092856
Performers: Read by Richard Thomas.
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 136298 KB; MP3 file size: 267069 KB)
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 1861-1865 Presidents United States Biography Genius Case studies Political leadership United States Case studies Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Friends and associates Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Downloadable audio file
Topical Term: Presidents
Genius
Political leadership
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9780684824901 (DLC) 2005044615 (OCoLC)61479616
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