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|Other titles||William Fessenden|
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Lincoln had a Cabinet full of remarkable men in their own right, and they helped — or hindered — the president as he strove mightily toward his goal. Noted popular historian Doris Kearns Goodwin attempts to paint the full portrait of the collective Lincoln presidency in her new book Team of Rivals. On the whole, she succeeds : Historynet Staff. The Best Books on President Lincoln. No other history has probed the backgrounds of Lincoln’s cabinet members in such depth nor revealed the machinations that Lincoln used to Author: Allen Barra. Team of Rivals is an extraordinary work that sheds light on an aspect of the Lincoln presidency that many avid historical readers probably know little or nothing about, the presidential race of and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln as seen through the lenses of his cabinet and his dealings with them/5(K). Footnotes. Benjamin P. Thomas, Abraham Lincoln, p. Robert B. Warden, An Account of the Private Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase, p. (Letter to Murat Halstead). Horace Bushnell Hart, Salmon Portland Chase, p. Alonzo Rothschild, Lincoln, Master of Men: A Study in Character, p. Shelby M. Cullom, “Lincoln and His Relations with Congress,” in Nathan William.
In Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin explores the extraordinary array of personal qualities that allowed Lincoln first to appoint, then to win over, men who had previously opposed him, and reveals how Lincoln's bold and brilliant actions helped him steer the country through its darkest days. Shakespeare and Burns would remain Lincoln’s perennial favorites. Aide John Hay recalled that Abe “read Shakespeare more than all other writers together,” and it was said that Lincoln could quote Burns’ verse by the hour. Scholars David Harkness and R. Gerald McMurty posit the reason behind this fondness for the Scottish poet: “Born. When Lincoln brought Edwin Stanton into the cabinet in as secretary of war, for example, Stanton was much tougher, much more secretive, than Lincoln, who was often too kind to subordinates. Abraham Lincoln (lĬng´kən), –65, 16th President of the United States (–65). Early Life Born on Feb. 12, , in a log cabin in backwoods Hardin co., Ky. (now Larue co.), he grew up on newly broken pioneer farms of the frontier.
Helen Nicolay, “Lincoln’s Cabinet,” The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, March , Volume V, No. 5, p. Howard K. Beale, editor, The Diary of Edward Bates, p. Allan Nevins, The War for the Union, Volume II, p. Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher, editors, Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln, p. Abraham Lincoln, byname Honest Abe, the Rail-Splitter, or the Great Emancipator, (born Febru , near Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S. —died Ap , Washington, D.C.), 16th president of the United States (–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves. On J , Lincoln read to his cabinet a preliminary draft of a proclamation calling for emancipation of all slaves in the Confederacy. As the Union had suffered several defeats in the early part of the war, Seward convinced Lincoln to announce this emancipation plan after a significant Union victory so that it would not seem like a move of desperation. Cabinet: See list. In recent years, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin has received a great deal of attention. In , the then-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama declared, if elected, he would want “a team of rivals” in his Cabinet.