Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Team of Rivals
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Acclaimed student of history Doris Kearns Goodwin lights up Lincoln’s political virtuoso in this very unique work, as the one-term congressman and prairie legal advisor ascends from indefinite quality to beat three skilled adversaries of national notoriety to wind up president.
On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Pursue, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln sat tight in the places where they grew up for the outcomes from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. At the point when Lincoln developed as the victor, his adversaries were terrified and furious.
All through the turbulent 1850s, each had vivaciously looked for the administration as the contention over servitude was driving inflexibly to severance and common war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin illustrates, was the aftereffect of a character that had been manufactured by encounters that raised him over his more advantaged and fulfilled adversaries. He won since he had a phenomenal capacity to place himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to comprehend their thought processes and wishes.