Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A-Z Wednesday

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This weeks letter is: ?T

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Book Description:
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.

This brilliant multiple biography and New York Times bestseller is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

My thoughts:
I listened to the audio book a couple of years ago and found this book so very interesting. I learned so much from this book and you really get to see a different side of Abraham Lincoln than what is usually portrayed. This is not a quick read at over 750 pages, but if you really enjoy history I don't think Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln will disappoint.


  1. This author is certainly an impressive one...listening to a book this size must have taken a chunk of time!

    Here's mine:

  2. This book does sound interesting.
    Unfortunately, I'm not a history buff.

    My `T` book is up:

  3. You have given me an idea of trying to read more non-fiction books, listen!

  4. Not one for me, maybe because I am not American.

  5. This one does sound interesting (and long). I've never read anything by Doris Kearns Goodwin, but I always enjoy hearing what she has to say on TV. Good choice!

  6. I must be living under a rock, I've never heard of Doris Kearns Goodwin.

    Thanks for playing!



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