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The Resource Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, (electronic resource)

Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, (electronic resource)

Label
Team of Rivals
Title
Team of Rivals
Statement of responsibility
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Title variation
Lincoln
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an 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 capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war. We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
  • American History Book Prize, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Biography type
individual biography
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156695
Cataloging source
B@L
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Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E457.45
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
  • Political leadership
  • Genius
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the political genius of Abraham Lincoln
Label
Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416549833
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bdace166-9808-4859-a723-d933b7e6ff66
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 1967168
  • (OCoLC)869430586
  • (OCoLC)ocn869430586
  • 1967168
Label
Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416549833
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bdace166-9808-4859-a723-d933b7e6ff66
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 1967168
  • (OCoLC)869430586
  • (OCoLC)ocn869430586
  • 1967168

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