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: 4232 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.
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: Невозможна поставка.
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: 6632 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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