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  • Published: 20 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141043722
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 948
  • RRP: $35.00

Team Of Rivals

The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln




The bestselling and prize-winning study of one of the most legendary American Presidents in history, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin is the book that inspired Barack Obama in his presidency.
When Barack Obama was asked which book he could not live without in the White House, his answer was instant: Team of Rivals. This monumental and brilliant work has given Obama the model for his presidency, showing how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rival to key cabinet positions. 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 wonderful book . . . a remarkable study in leadership' Barack Obama
'A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius' The New York Times
'I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years' Robert Harris

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne of US presidential historians, and one of the most acclaimed non-fiction authors in the world. Her works include Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga, and No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995.

  • Pub date: 20 January 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141043722
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 948
  • 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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