Team of Rivals
Score: 4.5
From 620 Ratings

Team of Rivals


  • Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Release Date : 2006-12-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 53631349 Bytes


Winner of the Lincoln PrizeAcclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.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. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the resu...

Rival Revenge
Score: 4.5
From 86 Ratings

Rival Revenge


  • Author: Jessica Burkhart
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Genre: Animals
  • File Size: 2372502 Bytes


In Rival Revenge, the truth is out about whether Julia and Alison really cheated on the test that got them kicked off the riding team. Now they’re back, and this time, they’re not just in it to win it—they’re out for revenge. A dish that’s definitely best served cold....

Team of Rivals
Score: 4.5
From 3,868 Ratings

Team of Rivals


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-09-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743270755


Team of Rivals Book Description :

An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War....

No Ordinary Time
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings

No Ordinary Time


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476750576


No Ordinary Time Book Description :

Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)...

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497683853


Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream Book Description :

With a new foreword: The New York Times–bestselling biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals. Featuring a 2018 foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning political historian that celebrates a reappraisal of Lyndon Johnson’s legacy five decades after his presidency, from the vantage point of our current, profoundly altered political culture and climate, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s extraordinary and insightful biography draws from meticulous research in addition to the author’s time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Johnson’s term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, she traces the...

Leadership

Leadership


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476795935


Leadership Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post). “After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others...

Wait Till Next Year
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

Wait Till Next Year


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Aurum Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781313169


Wait Till Next Year Book Description :

When historian Goodwin was six years old, her father taught her how to keep score for ‘their’ team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, which forged a lifelong bond between father and daughter. Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is a coming-of-age memoir in the era of Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider, when baseball truly was a national pastime that brought whole communities together. With her radio by her side and scorecard to hand, she recreates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. Weaved between the games and the seasons, Goodwin tells the story of a changing America – from the lunacy of the Cold War alar...

Team of Rivals  the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Score: 4.5
From 135 Ratings

Team of Rivals the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Genius
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1448732751


Team of Rivals the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Book Description :

This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were dismayed. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery led inexorably to civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this th...

Lincoln
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Lincoln


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559367677


Lincoln Book Description :

"Splendid. . . . This is among the finest films ever made about American politics."—The New York Times "A brilliant, brawling epic. . . . Screenwriter Tony Kushner blows the dust off history by investing it with flesh, blood, and churning purpose. . . . A great American movie."?Rolling Stone A decade-long collaboration between three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, the Academy Award-nominated screenplay of Lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the sixteenth president's tumultuous final months in office. Having just won re-election in a country divided, Abraham Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce ...

The Bully Pulpit
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

The Bully Pulpit


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451673791


The Bully Pulpit Book Description :

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press). Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their child...

Presidential Command

Presidential Command


  • Author : Peter W. Rodman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-01-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307271280


Presidential Command Book Description :

An official in the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and both Bush administrations, Peter W. Rodman draws on his firsthand knowledge of the Oval Office to explore the foreign-policy leadership of every president from Nixon to George W. Bush. This riveting and informative book about the inner workings of our government is rich with anecdotes and fly-on-the-wall portraits of presidents and their closest advisors. It is essential reading for historians, political junkies, and for anyone in charge of managing a large organization....

Catherine the Great
Score: 4
From 3,650 Ratings

Catherine the Great


  • Author : Robert K. Massie
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345408778


Catherine the Great Book Description :

Presents a reconstruction of the eighteenth-century empress's life that covers her efforts to engage Russia in the cultural life of Europe, her creation of the Hermitage, and her numerous scandal-free romantic affairs....