Thursday, October 25, 2007

Team of Rivals

TEAM OF RIVALS by Doris Kearns Goodwin

"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."

- James M. McPherson, The New York Times Book Review

"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

"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

"Endlessly absorbing....[A] lovingly rendered and masterfully fashioned book."

The Wall Street Journal

This book was an experience! I was a History major, so naturally I was drawn to this book, but I know that history lovers and those will little interest in the subject will love this book. It is the first history text that I've read that has the feel of a novel. You know how the story will end and yet your filled with suspense. As I read this book I fell in love with Lincoln- Goodwin gives such a fair and clear picture of this extraordinary man. READ IT!!!!