Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


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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 ...

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Jan 20, 2013

interesting history

A tad bit long, but overall, an interesting read. The story of all the personalities and the interplay between the individuals, sometimes made me want to keep a scorecard.

Stephen R

Jan 3, 2013


The research that Doris Kearns Goodwin did is incredible...She brings Abraham Lincoln to life...If you enjoy reading about the Civil war era then this is a must read.

robert c

Oct 8, 2011

leader psychology

inside head of lincoln, we learn for our own personal dealings.


Mar 10, 2011

Great Lincoln Book

This book is one the offers many insights into Lincoln the man. The author's research into all the personalities the Lincoln surrounded himself with makes for a fascinating read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious about Lincoln will enjoy this book.


Sep 9, 2010

Excellent book to understand Lincoln and his presidency so much better....also find the comparison of Lincoln and Obama very interesting....

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