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  • Published: 20 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141043722
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 976
  • RRP: $35.00

Team of Rivals

The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln




The 50,000 copy bestseller, soon to be a major Spielberg film

In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A book to bury yourself in.

  • Published: 20 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141043722
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 976
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time. She is also the author of the bestselling Wait till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband Richard Goodwin.

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Praise for Team of Rivals

A wonderful book ... a remarkable study in leadership

Barack Obama

The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational

Jon Snow

I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years

Robert Harris, The Observer (Books of the Year)

A fabulously engrossing, exciting narrative in the grand old style ... overflowing with colour and character

Dominic Sandbrook

A brilliant book ... I couldn't get enough of it

Alex Ferguson

Goodwin's narrative abilities are on full display here. A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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