LISTENER

Amazon Customer

  • 2
  • reviews
  • 6
  • helpful votes
  • 5
  • ratings
  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,975
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,996

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative

  • By JJ on 09-10-12

wow! long... sometimes boring... but...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-19

It really makes you admire and even love not a histórica figure, but a simple man with a good heart.

  • On Grand Strategy

  • By: John Lewis Gaddis
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 466

For over 20 years, a select group of Yale undergraduates has been admitted into the year-long "Grand Strategy" seminar team-taught by John Lewis Gaddis and Paul Kennedy. Its purpose: to provide a grounding in strategic decision-making in the face of crisis to prepare future American leaders for important work. Now, John Lewis Gaddis has transposed the experience of that course into a wonderfully succinct, lucid and inspirational book, a view from the commanding heights of statesmanship across the landscape of world history from the ancient Greeks to Lincoln, and beyond.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but fails to offer real lessons.

  • By Zack on 07-04-18

you will love it if you are a fox

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I will highly recommend this book IF you love long arguments that connect the dots at the end, not good if what you want is a direct and straight explanation.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful