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Lincoln: Team of Rivals - an amazing historical view of Lincoln's world,
This review is from: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Paperback)
Goodwins' book a Team of Rivals is amazing! It is almost 800 pages and is a major work that is stunning in its ability to engage the reader. It is a concurrent history of several men who were contemporaries of Lincoln. The contrast is astounding, as well as the personal and well documented, researched perspectives.
One of the major items which was a surprise to this reader, was the ability of these historical figures, many of whom are well known, was their ability in their personal writings, to speak of their emotional lives. The level at which they share their heart's yearnings and longings is beyond what most men today might be comfortable to share with wives and loved ones.
This is a historical view of the life and times of Lincoln and his political rivals. A book that is certainly well worth the time it takes to read!