Acclaimed 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 result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an 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 capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war.
We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet.
He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through.
This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.
Автор: Doris Kearns Goodwin Название: Team of Rivals ISBN: 0241966086 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241966082 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1200 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Shows how Abraham Lincoln saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions. This title offers a study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen.
Автор: Goodwin Doris Kearns Название: Leadership: In Turbulent Times ISBN: 1476795924 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781476795928 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 4594 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders. No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.
Описание: In 1923, not long after oil had started gushing from northern Montana fields, real-estate sales in nearby Shelby were declining, dimming the little town’s prospects of becoming the “Tulsa of the West.” Then the mayor’s son dreamed up a marketing ploy: offer to host heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey’s next fight. What began as a publicity stunt soon spiraled into a civic drama unlike any Montana had ever seen—or ever would again. Shelby’s Folly tells this story in full for the first time. Against the background of boom-and-bust Montana history, the folly of Shelby’s would-be promoters unfolds in colorful detail. It took months to persuade Dempsey’s conniving manager, Jack “Doc” Kearns, to sign a $300,000 contract. With less than two months before the July 4th fight, the town still had no stadium and no accommodations for tens of thousands of expected fans. Jason Kelly describes the promoters’ desperate measures and their disastrous results, from the first inkling of the idea to the bitter end of the fifteen-round boxing match. Shelby residents identified with the underdog challenger, Tommy Gibbons, who went toe-to-toe with the champion in an atmosphere crackling with tension. Nerves were so frayed that a holiday firecracker exploding in the arena sent shockwaves of fear through the crowd. A soap opera of financial intrigue and chicanery, Shelby’s Folly chronicles how Big Sky ambition and the scheming mind of Doc Kearns collided to produce one of the most preposterous series of events in boxing history. Watch the Shelby's Folly book trailer on YouTube.
Автор: Doris Kearns Goodwin Название: The Bully Pulpit ISBN: 0670921009 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670921003 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1848 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Reform is in the air, and it is time to take on the robber barons and corrupt politicians who have brought the country to its knees. This title tells the story which is told through the close friendship between two Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and his handpicked successor William Howard Taft.
Автор: Kearns Название: Somatics in action ISBN: 190914164X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781909141643 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 8154 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Designed to be reused and shared, learning objects are digital content and assessments centered on student learning outcomes. The promise of sharing online instruction across libraries, campuses, or a consortium holds time-saving appeal. An easy to follow tutorial for creating online library instruction with learning objects, this manual is written by three librarians with the New Literacies Alliance (NLA). Winner of the 2016 ACRL IS Innovation Award, NLA is an interinstitutional information literacy consortium that addresses the “new” literacies required for academic success and lifelong learning. This bookwalks readers through creating and sharing outcome-based lessons that allow students to master skills at their own pace;demonstrates how to use assessment to ensure that students learn foundational research and critical thinking skills rather than simply how to use a database or discovery platform;sketches in the background and mission of NLA, sharing examples of successful collaboration across institutions;includes an assortment of NLA’s workflows, design processes, and style guides; andoffers project planning and implementation tools, including checklists, steps, and critical questions to consider.Written for groups or individuals who want to collaborate to build learning objects, this book will also be useful to anyone with a desire to learn more about resource sharing, instructional design, and library instruction.
Автор: Doris Kearns Goodwin; With a New Foreword by the A Название: Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream ISBN: 0312060270 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780312060275 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 2787 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Solomon Ronald B., Kearns Michael S. Название: Broken! ISBN: 0996535004 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780996535007 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 3562 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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