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Ken & Wendy Dignan

Whitmore Lake, MI
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  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction), Richard Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excessively abridged

  • By R. Beauchamp on 10-17-08

Difficult to get into.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-07

I've started this book 4 times now and still struggle to get into the book. Just written in an odd style that doesn't lend itself to becoming involved with the book.

  • Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

  • By: Lee Iacocca
  • Narrated by: Lee Iacocca
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Lee Iacocca believes that leaders are made in times of crisis - such as today. In Where Have All the Leaders Gone? he offers his no-nonsense, straight-up assessments of the American politicians most likely to run for president in 2008. He also shares his lessons learned, and issues a call to action to summon Americans back to their roots in hard work, common sense, integrity, generosity, and optimism. Where have all the leaders gone? Lee Iacocca has the answer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen after the Bush bashing

  • By Michael on 02-16-08

Some good points but alot of just Bush Bashing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-07

I have to say unfortunately I lost a little respect for the man. He was an Icon when I was growning up and was credited with saving many jobs here in michigan not to mention Chrysler. The book while making very good points and asking some of the right questions gets off track at times when he goes on tirades about President George W. Bush. Had he stayed focused I think this book would have received alot more acolateds.

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