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- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Media Tie-In edition (December 8, 2006)
- Publication Date: October 25, 2005
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B000N2HBSO
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While events and persons such as Antietam, Jefferson Davis, Fort Sumter, Maryland's secession attempt and many other events receive short shrift from Ms. Goodwin, this treatment is as it should be for her book concentrates on the personality and character of Lincoln and his cabinet.
While Lincoln never committed himself during the convention to any of his rivals in terms of cabinet positions, to gain votes for his eventual nomination; he voluntarily chose most of his cabinet from men who were his greatest rivals for the Presidency. He did this with clear and present knowledge that they were the best men for the jobs and the country at the time. The incredibly impressive exposition of the character of these men and especially that of Abraham Lincoln and his political and personal acumen in holding them together is given new life in this book.
Through careful reading and perusal of literally thousands of personal letters from cabinet members and from President Lincoln, Goodwin is able to put together a wonderfully clear and unique picture of the character of these men. In addition, she is able to paint a picture of each in words, and point out how their true character differed often from the public perception that abounded.
Ms. Goodwin should be noted for her fine and excruciating work in creating this book which will remain as a must read classic for Lincoln scholars of the present and the future. All of us who track the Lincoln Presidency, 140 years after its termination are grateful for her assiduous work in creating this wonderful book.
For those wishing an expansive biography on Lincoln, try Lincoln by David Herbert Donald. For those wishing a broader view on the period and the Civil War, Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson. For those who would like a good but accurate piece of historical fiction, Lincoln by Gore Vidal or Freedom by William Safire.
This book is for those who want to see how Abe Lincoln led, managed, formulated stategy, handled very conflicting opinions, this is the book. A great read, if a bit choppy (perhaps a given with the nature of the subject matter).
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Written so you feel like you are there, in an inner circle of Lincoln and his associates. Well worth studying again.Published 3 days ago by F. Seyer
Awesome book. Insightful look into what made the members of Lincoln's cabinet the men they were and how he bridged the many conflicting political histories and ambitions of these... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Anthony M. Nicoli
Started reading the book , 10 minutes in I was loving it and suddenly I turn page 13 and find page 21 !!! 8 pages missing! ruined the story for me.Published 5 days ago by alejandro sulser
Entertaining and informative. This is a great book for management training. If I handled conflict the way President Lincoln did, my whole life would change!Published 6 days ago by Anthony McDaniel
This is easily one of the best books I have ever read. So often we hear overly broad statements about President Lincoln and slavery, well this sets that straight. Read morePublished 7 days ago by mariemarie
I read this book several years ago and I still highly recommend it to anyone who shows even the slightest interest in Lincoln. Read morePublished 7 days ago by S. J. Werley
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