Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Book: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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"Team of Rivals" focuses on how Lincoln's Mastery of men shaped the most significant presidency in our history.

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message 1: by Bobi (last edited Dec 12, 2017 01:34PM)

Bobi Excellent book. Four stars at least. My only quibble is there is too much 'woman stuff' (kids, clothes, decorations) and an almost complete trivializing of the banking (greenback) issue. The creation of money out of thin air is not a trivial issue and many believe, myself among them, that Lincoln's assassination was engineered by bankers as punishment for his 'usurping' banker's jealously guarded prerogative of creating money out of thin air. Garfield (re silver) and Kennedy (re Fed) would be next.

That aside, I highly recommend this book, especially for any budding politician who wants to study Lincoln's lesson on timing as is so well described by Goodwin.

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