I've read many books on Lincoln and this us the best. Long but never boring, detailed but never trivial. Loved the book but enjoyed the audible version even more
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the narrator takes you back in time, the book makes you an actor in that time
Likely one of the greatest books on the Civil War ever written, Goodwin portrays Lincoln and his entire cabinet in astonishing detail. Flinching from no details, Team of Rivals evidences how, rather than run from confrontation, Lincoln brought together his various political rivals and used their differing perspectives and abilities to aid the Union at a time when it was desperately needed. Even more to Goodwin's credit, the accounts of Southern leaders such as Robert E. Lee are some of the most fair and unbiased I've ever read in any Civil War history book. If you at all want to understand Abraham Lincoln, and why he ranks among history's greatest leaders, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
I owned this book for more than five years but was unable on several
occasions to become engaged successfully. As an audiobook I found it compelling and irresistible. Bravo author, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Audible.com. Thank you for the gift of this book.
I don't rate a lot of books, but I had to write this one. This book felt like a self-help book on leadership as well as an awesome historical narrative. The story is great America doesn't excellent job
Anyone with an interest in liberty, moral courage, and inspired leadership should listen to the history of Lincoln as told by Ms Goodwin in this fantastic book. Painting a picture of Lincoln alongside his chief rivals and eventual counselors brings into sharp relief what a truly great man Lincoln was. The book is replete with details woven together in a way so engaging that you hardly realize you are receiving a collegiate-level education on one of the defining times in American history. Ms Toren's reading is admirable, with an intonation and feeing that bring Lincoln and his contemporaries to life. I have listened to the whole book twice since selecting it a few months ago, and I expect to return to it again in the future.