I thought divisive partisanship was a relatively new phenomenon. After finishing this book, it is apparent that it has always been with us. The great detail with which this book was written gives a real sense of the sentiment of both sides of the argument regarding slavery.
This book was so well researched, the topic so thoroughly covered, and the style so engaging that I couldn't imagine reading a book about Lincoln and his tenure being more vivid and it's helpful for me to understand who he was in the world he lived in.
I have owned this book for several years but never got around to completing it. I got the audio version of it and finished it in just three short weeks. I loved this book. I would highly recommend it.
Great book, but I would recommend the abridged version. The amount of information is almost overwhelming. But I still enjoyed the book.
Sorry I arrived at the end.
Everyone should hear it. It is a comprehensive history of the Lincoln cabinet before and during Civil War, extremely well documented and readable like a novel.
It is really waste of time to have so much unimportant & unnecessary details
It could have been made much better. I would give it only 1 star.
41 hours could 10 hours
Charles L. Baker, MSSW
The initial concept of the team of rivals is initially powerful, but as the President grew into his role, the rivals fade into mere footnotes. The Bully Pulpit an No Ordinary Time are stronger.
The Civil War was not about States rights. only the most disingenuous and cynical among persist in that despicable lie. The war was fought to end slavery. Lincoln was sent to us in our time of need and had he lived, so much that has happened in this nation between the races would not be so.