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Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

September 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

220px-Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, esteemed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin proves that we do. Team of Rivals doesn’t just tell the story of Abraham Lincoln. It is a multiple biography of the entire team of personal and political competitors that he put together to lead the country through its greatest crisis. Here, Doris Kearns Goodwin profiles five of the key players in her book, four of whom contended for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination and all of whom later worked together in Lincoln’s cabinet. Ten years in the making, this engaging work reveals why “Lincoln’s road to success was longer, more tortuous, and far less likely” than the other men, and why, when opportunity beckoned, Lincoln was “the best prepared to answer the call.” Bring your lunch and plan to join us at lunchtime on Tuesday, September 29th at 12:15 to discuss Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.¬† This book is the first of many wonderful books that the Brown Bag Book Club has selected¬† to read and share for this year. For more information please call the Information Desk at 624-6550 Ext. 320.

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