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ISBN13: 9781451688092
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Soon to be a major motion picture, Lincoln, from Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning writer Tony Kushner, and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the President and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.

The acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in a 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.

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.

Each had energetically sought the presidency. Lincoln succeeded because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives.

This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history.

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"An elegant, incisive study....Goodwin has brilliantly described how Lincoln forged a team that preserved a nation and freed America from the curse of slavery." The New York Times Book Review

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"Goodwin's narrative abilities...are on full display here, and she does an enthralling job of dramatizing...crucial moments in Lincoln's life....A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius." The New York Times

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"Splendid, beautifully written....Goodwin has brilliantly woven scores of contemporary accounts...into a fluid narrative....This is the most richly detailed account of the Civil War presidency to appear in many years." Los Angeles Times

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"Endlessly absorbing....[A] lovingly rendered and masterfully fashioned book." The Wall Street Journal

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This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincolns mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nations history.

About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, which was a bestseller in hardcover and trade paper. She is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She is a news analyst for NBC and lectures widely. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard Goodwin.

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alynch, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by alynch)
Lincoln remarkably chose all his strongest rivals as his cabinet, and Goodwin gives us each rival's story. A good idea well executed; the rivals are interesting in themselves, and they add to your understanding of Lincoln's accomplishments. Goodwin's pat analyses and chapter closing deep thoughts are often useless, but they take up few lines out of a 700-page book that I read in a weekend.
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Rosey1, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Rosey1)
Very interesting book...it makes you think!
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Chuck H, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Chuck H)
This was the best book I've read of the Lincoln presidency. It showed the personal and political struggles that Lincoln faced during his presidency, It showed how his cabinet members felt they were better qualified to be president than he, and how some of them, not infrequently worked to undermine his credibility and his programs.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451688092
Subtitle:
Lincoln Film Tie-In Edition
Author:
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
944
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

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Product details 944 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781451688092 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An elegant, incisive study....Goodwin has brilliantly described how Lincoln forged a team that preserved a nation and freed America from the curse of slavery."
"Review" by , "Goodwin's narrative abilities...are on full display here, and she does an enthralling job of dramatizing...crucial moments in Lincoln's life....A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius."
"Review" by , "Splendid, beautifully written....Goodwin has brilliantly woven scores of contemporary accounts...into a fluid narrative....This is the most richly detailed account of the Civil War presidency to appear in many years."
"Review" by , "Endlessly absorbing....[A] lovingly rendered and masterfully fashioned book."
"Synopsis" by , This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincolns mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nations history.
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