Team of Rivals An acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian (`No Ordinary Time`) illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman/prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become President. black-and-white photos. Full description
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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.
"An elegant, incisive study....Goodwin has brilliantly described how Lincoln forged a team that preserved a nation and freed America from the curse of slavery."
—James M. McPherson, The New York Times Book Review
"Goodwin's narrative abilities...are on full display here, and she does an enthralling job of dramatizing...crucial moments in Lincoln's life....A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius."
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Splendid, beautifully written....Goodwin has brilliantly woven scores of contemporary accounts...into a fluid narrative....This is the most richly detailed account of the Civil War presidency to appear in many years."
—John Rhodehamel, Los Angeles Times
"Endlessly absorbing....[A] lovingly rendered and masterfully fashioned book."
—Jay Winik, The Wall Street Journal
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Description du livre Simon & Schuster, 2005. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: ContentsMaps and DiagramsIntroductionPart I THE RIVALS1 Four Men Waiting2 The "Longing to Rise"3 The Lure of Politics4 "Plunder & Conquest"5 The Turbulent Fifties6 The Gathering Storm7 Countdown to the Nomination8 Showdown in Chicago9 "A Man Knows His Own Name"10 "An Intensified Crossword Puzzle"11 "I Am Now Public Property"Part II MASTER AMONG MEN12 "Mystic Chords of Memory": Spring 186113 "The Ball Has Opened": Summer 186114 "I Do Not Intend to Be Sacrificed": Fall 186115 "My Boy Is Gone": Winter 186216 "He Was Simply Out-Generaled": Spring 186217 "We Are in the Depths": Summer 186218 "My Word Is Out": Fall 186219 "Fire in the Rear": Winter-Spring 186320 "The Tycoon Is in Fine Whack": Summer 186321 "I Feel Trouble in the Air": Summer-Fall 186322 "Still in Wild Water": Fall 186323"There's a Man in It!":Winter-Spring 186424 "Atlanta Is Ours": Summer-Fall 186425 "A Sacred Effort": Winter 1864-186526 The Final Weeks: Spring 1865EpilogueAcknowledgmentsNotesIllustration CreditsIndex. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0684824906
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