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.
A wonderful book ... a remarkable study in leadership -- Barack Obama The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational -- Jon Snow I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years -- Robert Harris * The Observer (Books of the Year) * A fabulously engrossing, exciting narrative in the grand old style ... overflowing with colour and character -- Dominic Sandbrook A brilliant book ... I couldn't get enough of it -- Alex Ferguson Goodwin's narrative abilities are on full display here. A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius -- Michiko Kakutani * New York Times *