Joel Rickett

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Li&hellip by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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A completely gripping, inspiring, fresh read - Team of Rivals is in a different league from most history books.

In thrilling style Doris Kearns Goodwin shows how Lincoln's leadership - especially his brave decision to bring his fiercest enemies into his cabinet - forged what we now call the United States. All his key moments and momentous speeches are brilliantly brought back to life.

No wonder Obama is using this book as the template for his administration. No wonder it won so many literary awards. And no wonder Steven Spielberg is making a film of it (starring Liam Neeson as Abe!).

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