Team of Rivals

The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141931418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 944

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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.

Abraham Lincoln

Amerikas großer Präsident ; eine Biographie

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Author: Jörg Nagler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406622151

Category:

Page: 463

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Team of Rivals Lincoln

A Summary & Analysis of Doris Kearns Goodwin's : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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Author: Save Time Summaries

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490520797

Category: History

Page: 62

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WARNING: This is not the actual book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Do not buy this Summary, Review & Analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this great book. Instead, we have already read Team of Rivals and have pulled out some of the best insights and key events of the book to give you a comprehensive, chapter-by-chapter analysis and summary. Our limited amount of space prevents us from providing you with all of the important events and interesting information packed into Doris Kearns Goodwin's incredible book. To receive the full scope of this fascinating historical story, you should order the complete book. Packaged together in an engaging format, this concise summary best serves as an unofficial study guide and companion to read alongside Team of Rivals. TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN -- DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN Renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin travels back in time and reaches into the mind of one who many historians rate as America's greatest president. Follow the thoughts and ideas of this great man from the Republican nomination contest in 1860 all the way to his devastating assassination just five years later. You might be surprised to find out that Abraham Lincoln was actually considered the underdog in the presidential election right from the start. Few even expected him to win the Republican nomination. In this summary and analysis, you will also learn: • Abraham Lincoln faced a variety of obstacles in his rise to the presidency. His upbringing and background drastically differed from those of his opponents in the Presidential race. Discover how he overcame numerous obstacles to rise to the esteemed title of President of the United States. • Lincoln served only one term in Congress more than ten years before receiving the Republican Party's nomination. Follow his political career and learn about the personal struggles he faced during this time. • Throughout the turbulent 1850s, Lincoln devoted himself to the anti-slavery movement as the Republican Party was formed. Travel back in time and delve into the thoughts and ideas that formed one of the most recognized movements in Lincoln's Presidency. • The press played an important role in the 1860 Presidential election. Learn how Abraham Lincoln won over even his adversaries to receive positive promotion from the press. Without the positive press coverage, Lincoln may never have made it to the White House. • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has become a fixture in history books across the nation. Follow the thought process behind the creation of this great speech and the events that occurred after. All this and much more! FROM START-TO-FINISH IN JUST 20 MINUTES! Here's your chapter-by-chapter guide to Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln that you can start and finish right now!

Der Club

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Author: Takis Würger

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993479

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Hans Stichler stammt aus einfachen Verhältnissen. Als ihm seine einzige Verwandte ein Stipendium für die Universität in Cambridge vermittelt und er als Gegenleistung dort ein Verbrechen aufklären soll, weiß er noch nicht, worauf er sich einlässt. Er schafft es, Mitglied im elitären Pitt Club zu werden, und verliebt sich in Charlotte, die ihn in die Bräuche der Snobs einweiht. Schon bald muss er feststellen: Vor der Kulisse alter Chesterfield-Sessel, kristallener Kronleuchter, Intarsienmöbel und Tiertrophäen ereignen sich Dinge, über die keiner spricht. Und auch Charlotte scheint etwas zu verbergen. Hinter den schweren Türen des legendären Pitt Clubs wird Hans vor die Wahl gestellt, ob er das Falsche tun soll, um das Richtige zu erreichen.

Every Four Years

Presidential Campaigns and the Media Since 1896

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Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing

ISBN: 9781593730062

Category: Mass media

Page: 48

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Steven Spielbergs "Lincoln" als metadokumentarisches Porträt

Der Umgang mit Fakten und Fiktion im Historienfilm

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Author: David Beckmann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 366839556X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 24

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Sonstiges, Note: 1,0, Universität Osnabrück, Veranstaltung: Seminar Filmanalyse, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Regisseur Steven Spielberg hat dem 16. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten und seinem politischen Schaffen, aber auch seiner Person, mit dem 2012 veröffentlichen Film "Lincoln" ein Denkmal gesetzt. Der Film behandelt die zweite Amtszeit Lincolns und im Mittelpunkt steht der Konflikt über den Erlass des 13. Zusatzartikels bzw. Lincolns Bemühungen, diesen vor Beendigung des Krieges zu erwirken. Neben lautstarken politischen Debatten im Kongress, zeichnet das Werk auch die Situation in Washington, im Weißen Haus und u. a. der Familie Lincoln zu Beginn des Jahres 1865 nach. Abraham Lincoln wird sowohl als politisches Genie als auch als menschlicher, konfliktbehafteter Vater und Ehe- und Privatmann gezeigt. Welche im Film als Tatsachen hingestellte Dinge sind tatsächliche Fakten, welche Aspekte sind rein fiktiv bzw. der filmästhetischen Wirkung wegen enthalten oder nehmen sonstigen Einfluss auf das Werk? Steven Spielbergs "Lincoln" dient als Analysegegenstand: Ist der Film historisch genau? Und was macht ihn "metadokumentarisch"?

Leadership

In Turbulent Times

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Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241300732

Category:

Page: 296

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Doris Kearns Goodwin's magnum opus tackles the big leadership questions- are leaders born or made? Do the times make the leader or does the leader make the times? In LeadershipGoodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entry into public life, when their paths were filled with confusion, hope, and fear, we can share their struggles and follow their development into leaders. This seminal work provides a roadmap for aspiring and established leaders. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in time of surpassing fracture and fear take on a singular urgency.

The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power, 1848-1876

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Author: William Nester

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612346596

Category: History

Page: 392

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Although Abraham Lincoln was among seven presidents who served during the tumultuous years between the end of the Mexican War and the end of the Reconstruction era, history has not been kind to the others: Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant. In contrast, history sees Abraham Lincoln as a giant in character and deeds. During his presidency, he governed brilliantly, developed the economy, liberated four million people from slavery, reunified the nation, and helped enact the Homestead Act, among other accomplishments. He proved to be not only an outstanding commander in chief but also a skilled diplomat, economist, humanist, educator, and moralist. Lincoln achieved that and more because he was a master of the art of American power. He understood that the struggle for hearts and minds was the essence of politics in a democracy. He asserted power mostly by appealing to peopleÆs hopes rather than their fears. All along he tried to shape rather than reflect prevailing public opinions that differed from his own. To that end, he was brilliant at bridging the gap between progressives and conservatives by reining in the former and urging on the latter. His art of power ultimately reflected his unswerving devotion to the Declaration of IndependenceÆs principles and the ConstitutionÆs institutions, or as he so elegantly expressed it, ôto a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.ö

Abraham Lincoln - Vampirjäger

Roman

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Author: Seth Grahame-Smith

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641059690

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Amerikas größter Held hatte ein blutiges Geheimnis Abraham Lincoln war der 16. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten, Befreier der Sklaven, Wiedervereiniger der Union und Amerikas größter Held. Doch Lincolns dunkelstes Geheimnis blieb seit über einhundert Jahren verborgen, hätte es doch die Geschichte der USA in ihren Fundamenten erschüttert. Denn seinen wichtigsten und tödlichsten Kampf führte Lincoln im Dunkel der Nacht – gegen blutrünstige Vampire...

Moving from I to We

Recovering the Biblical Vision for Stewarding the Church

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Author: Paul Ford

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1612914497

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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If you think you’re frustrated with church leadership in America, imagine how God must feel. Dr. Paul R. Ford illumines key Scripture passages to exhort readers to go back to the Spirit-led form of leadership God intends for the accomplishment of his kingdom work. By proving that leadership in the body of Christ is to be a series of functions to be fulfilled by a group of people, not just key leaders, Ford inspires a collective sigh of relief and energizes us to move forward God’s way. What a difference that would make!

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

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Author: R. A. W. Rhodes,Paul 't Hart

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645869

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2013 Issue

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Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608979

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 3, Number 2 June 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS Editor's Note William Blair Articles Stephen Cushman When Lincoln Met Emerson Christopher Phillips Lincoln's Grasp of War: Hard War and the Politics of Neutrality and Slavery in the Western Border Slave States, 1861–1862 Jonathan W. White The Strangely Insignificant Role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Civil War Review Essay Yael Sternhell Revisionism Reinvented? The Antiwar Turn in Civil War Scholarship Professional Notes Gary W. Gallagher The Civil War at the Sesquicentennial: How Well Do Americans Understand Their Great National Crisis? Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.

Marcus Gladiator - Kampf für Freiheit

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Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: arsEdition

ISBN: 3760787126

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Rom, 61 v. Chr. Der junge Marcus wird nach einem brutalen Überfall auf seine Familie versklavt und in eine Gladiatorenschule verschleppt, wo er zum Elitekämpfer ausgebildet werden soll. Aber Marcus kann seine Vergangenheit nicht vergessen: den Mord an seinem Vater und die Entführung seiner Mutter. Marcus weiß, dass es nur eine Möglichkeit gibt, um Rache zu nehmen: Er muss den mächtigen General Pompeius finden und ihn um Hilfe bitten – den Mann, der tief in der Schuld seines Vater steht. Doch Marcus’ Herkunft ist von einem dunklen Geheimnis überschattet - ein Geheimnis, das so gefährlich ist, dass seine Aufdeckung den sicheren Tod bedeuten würde ...

Politics for the Greatest Good

The Case for Prudence in the Public Square

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Author: Clarke Forsythe

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830829229

Category: Religion

Page: 319

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Makes the case for prudential, incremental change as the best pro-life advocacy Written for both practitioners and students of public policy and political science Leading policy strategist Clarke Forsythe speaks clearly into the fray of political striving. He campaigns for a rich understanding of the virtue of prudence, and for its application to contemporary public policy. As Forsythe explains, prudence, in its classical sense, is the ability to apply wisdom to right action. In this book he explores the importance of applying the principles of prudence to the realm of politics, especially that of bioethics. In particular, Forsythe applies these concepts to the ongoing debate among pro-life advocates regarding gradual versus radical change as the most effective way to achieve political and legislative goals. Drawing on the Bible, philosophy, and the wisdom of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and William Wilberforce, he makes a strong case for a strategy of incremental change or political prudence.

The Methods and Skills of History

A Practical Guide

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Author: Michael J. Salevouris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745442

Category: History

Page: 312

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"Includes a series of field-tested exercises designed to make the research and writing of history more meaningful and accessible to readers"--

Lincoln

Roman

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Author: Gore Vidal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442729128

Category:

Page: 843

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The Global Lincoln

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Author: Richard Carwardine,Jay Sexton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831505

Category: History

Page: 344

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Perhaps more than any other American, Abraham Lincoln has become a global figure, one who spoke--and continues to speak--to people across the world. Karl Marx judged Lincoln "the single-minded son of the working class"; Tolstoy reported his fame in the Caucasus; Tomas Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, drew strength as "the Lincoln of Central Europe"; racially-mixed, republican "Lincoln brigades" fought in the Spanish Civil War; and, more recently, statesmen ranging from Gordon Brown to Pervez Musharraf to Barack Obama have invoked Lincoln in support of their respective agendas. This fascinating volume brings together leading historians from around the world to explore Lincoln's international legacy. The authors examine the meaning and image of Lincoln in many places and across continents, ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Asia to Argentina and the American South. The book reveals that at the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity were his political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the "Great Emancipator," and his resolute defense of popular government. Yet the "Global Lincoln" has been a malleable and protean figure, one who is forever being redefined to meet the needs of those who invoke him. The first study of Lincoln's global legacy, this book tells the unknown and remarkable story of the world-wide impact of one of America's great presidents.

The Republic of Nature

An Environmental History of the United States

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Author: Mark Fiege

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804149

Category: History

Page: 520

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In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/

Lincoln's Autocrat

The Life of Edwin Stanton

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Author: William Marvel

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469622505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

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Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy. Marvel argues that while Stanton was a formidable advocate and politician, his character was hardly benign. Climbing from a difficult youth to the pinnacle of power, Stanton used his authority--and the public coffers--to pursue political vendettas, and he exercised sweeping wartime powers with a cavalier disregard for civil liberties. Though Lincoln's ability to harness a cabinet with sharp divisions and strong personalities is widely celebrated, Marvel suggests that Stanton's tenure raises important questions about Lincoln's actual control over the executive branch. This insightful biography also reveals why men like Ulysses S. Grant considered Stanton a coward and a bully, who was unashamed to use political power for partisan enforcement and personal preservation.