Sunday, April 16, 2006

Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln :: Book Review

Although the Market Participant is mostly interested stock market investing, sometimes a good book is the best investment
French philosopher Jean-Francois Revel noted in his book "Anti-Americanism" that American's, more than citizens of any other country, enjoy learning about the history of their country and its founding fathers. No other American president is as interesting and inspiring as Abraham Lincoln. A search for "Abraham Lincoln" on returns 4,037 results. Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" is new biography of Lincoln and his cabinet has quickly risen to the best seller lists and with good reason. It is an excellent and enjoyable book.

Mrs. Goodwin has written great literature that gives new insights into Lincoln's leadership and his deep understanding of human motivation. Lincoln was able to create an effective cabinet by recognizing the talents of his political enemies, and including them in his administration. The book is really a multiple biography of the entire team of personal and political competitors that Lincoln put together in his cabinet to lead the country through the Civil War. I highly recommend this book to all people who enjoy reading popular history


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