Team of Rivals
Score: 4.5
From 3,819 Ratings

Team of Rivals


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-02-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780141931418


Team of Rivals Book Description :

In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A book to bury yourself in....

Lincoln
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Lincoln


  • Author : David Herbert Donald
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781439126288


Lincoln Book Description :

A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered ...

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
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  • 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.)...

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...

Leadership
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Leadership


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476795942


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...

Leadership

Leadership


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release Date : 2018-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0241300738


Leadership Book Description :

Doris Kearns Goodwin's magnum opus tackles the big leadership questions- are leaders born or made? Do the times make the leader or does the leader make the times? In LeadershipGoodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entry into public life, when their paths were filled with confusion, hope, and fear, we can share their struggles and follow their development into leaders. This seminal work provides a roadmap for aspiring and established leaders. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leaders...

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...

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
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  • 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...

Doris Kearns Goodwin  The Presidential Biographies

Doris Kearns Goodwin The Presidential Biographies


  • Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1982103221


Doris Kearns Goodwin The Presidential Biographies Book Description :

From America’s “Historian-in-Chief” (New York magazine), The Presidential Biographies boxed set—featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s beloved and bestselling biographies No Ordinary Time, Team of Rivals, and The Bully Pulpit. After five decades of acclaimed studies of the presidency, Doris Kearns Goodwin stands as America’s premier presidential historian. Now, for the first time, her three most esteemed books are collected in one beautiful box set. No Ordinary Time: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time relates the story of how Franklin D. Roosevelt, surrounded by a small circle of intimates, led the nation to victory in World War II and with Eleanor’s essential help, changed the fabric of American society. ...

Rugby Rivals

Rugby Rivals


  • Author : Mike Levitt
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459414938


Rugby Rivals Book Description :

Sam's grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, with Pops having Alzheimer's and Sam's mother trying to make ends meet, but Sam's struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. Sam feels like he's alone against the world trying to prove himself — and failing. He has trouble fitting in with the snobby Rosedale team, especially Bittner, who resents Sam's presence. In an act of retaliation, Sam breaks a teammate's nose, and he knows he's lost sight of what rugby is supposed to be about. When Sam scores the winning try in a game, he wonders if it was for his own glory or for the team. All seems lost when, set up b...