Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Doris Kearns Goodwin, Richard Thomas (Narrator) When the 1860 Republican National Convention chose Abraham Lincoln over three seasoned politicians, his rivals were shocked and humiliated. Lincoln immediately went about mending fences by inviting them to join his cabinet. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin reveals how Lincoln brilliantly converted former political foes and used them to strengthen ... more »his presidency.
Read by Richard Thomas. 8 audio discs (approximately 9.5 hr.)« less
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8 CDs. Well, she explains the politics of Lincoln's nomination in 1860, and Chase's aborted attempt to be nominated in 1864 better than anyone else has done. Other than that, she doesn't cover much new, and she fawns over Lincoln (as do almost all biographers) to the detriment of other figures. The reader, Richard Thomas (Johnboy) doesn't help, reading McClellan's and Chase's words with a lilting haughtiness. Of course, no one else has much good to say about McClellan or Chase's character. A lot of history skipped over, but maybe that's because it's an abridgement.