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Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln /

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 presiden...

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Main Author: Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005
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Table of Contents:
  • Four men waiting
  • The "longing to rise"
  • The lure of politics
  • "Plunder & conquest"
  • The turbulent fifties
  • The gathering storm
  • Countdown to the nomination
  • Showdown in Chicago
  • "A man knows his own name"
  • "An intensified crossword puzzle"
  • "I am now public property"
  • Master among men
  • "Mystic chords of memory": Spring 1861
  • "The ball has opened": Summer 1861
  • "I do not intend to be sacrificed": Fall 1861
  • My boy is gone": Winter 1862
  • "He was simply out-generaled":Spring 1862
  • "We are in the depths": Summer 1862
  • "My word is out": Fall 1862
  • "Fire in the rear": Winter-Spring 1863
  • "The tycoon is in fine whack": Summer 1863
  • "I feel trouble in the air": Summer-Fall 1863
  • "Still in wild water": Fall 1863
  • "There's a man in it!": Winter-Spring 1864
  • "Atlanta is ours": Summer-Fall 1864
  • "A sacred effort": Winter 1864-1865
  • The final weeks: Spring 1865.