Today we return to non-fiction and relatively familiar ground of history.
Team of Rivals
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
This detailed history of five tumultuous years in US history, explores the political aspects of Abraham Lincoln’s election and administration.
Lincoln’s path to the nomination, and his election, was not a clear thing at the time. Here we read of his skill in convincing the Republican party structure of his value. And his determination to put others in positions where they could use their talents for the good of the Union.
Don’t take my work for it. This volume won the Pulitzer Prize.