Team of Rivals – 5 Stars!

Team of Rivals – The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

by

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Five Stars!

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I loved this book.  It is the thickest of the books on the Veterinary Economics “24 Books to Change Your Life” list, which almost kept me from reading it.  So glad I did not miss it!

The author exhaustively researched President Lincoln, his childhood, his family life, his rise to presidency and his leadership, but tells his story in such a way that you will be looking forward to getting back in the middle of the 1800’s at every chance you get, and dreading the inevitable end – the end of the book and the end of the amazing life of President Lincoln in which you are bound to feel intwined.

The author goes deeper into President Lincoln’s life by richly describing the lives of those closest to him, personally and politically with all of the overlap and complexities of those relationships.

Great book.  You will accidentally learn so much about our country’s history, but just as valuable, be lost in a completely intriguing, challenging, enjoyable story of one of the greatest men who ever lived.

Thank you to Dr. Scott Anderson, DACVS, DACVECC, DABVP for the great recommendation!

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