2.01.2016

Team of Rivals: The Poliitical Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham LincolnTeam of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I listened to the unabridged audiobook, which was a time commitment (41 hours and 32 minutes) and it took me about 8 months all together, but it was well worth it. (It was really almost 18 months because I'd started, and then stopped for a while. When I got back to it, I realized I needed to start from the beginning again.) I really enjoyed listening to the narrator's aristocratic tone, which reminded me of Katharine Hepburn in Philadelphia. Before I started the book, I had a general understanding of Abraham Lincoln and what he did for this country, but now I have such a deep appreciation for what a great man he was. The stories of his humor were charming, and you could really feel how difficult decisions heavily weighed on him. I learned a lot and would recommend this to anyone.

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