Throughout Team of Rivals, Goodwin details the mastermind of Abraham Lincoln as he rose to the challenges of overseeing a costly and complicated war while balancing strife at home. Despite tensions within his cabinet, along with the myriad of Union factions surrounding him, Lincoln adeptly held all of these together. In the process, he capitalized on the skills and talents of the best men available until he found the generals who could get the job done and end the Civil War.
About the Author
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Government from Harvard University, where she went on to become a professor teaching Government as well as a course on the American Presidency.