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Team of Rivals

The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin Author · Richard Thomas Narrator

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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 was the result of a character that had been forged by life experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because hepossessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires.
This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Imprint:
Scribner
Edition:
Abridged
Publication Date:
2005

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 260.8 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 260.4 MB

Doris Kearns Goodwin (Author)

Doris Kearns Goodwin's interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to her bestselling Lyndon Johns...

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