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Monday, January 14, 2008

What I'm Reading...Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Godwin

My wife picked up this book as part of her Ph.D studies and I was immediately was drawn into the world leading up to Abraham Lincoln's nomination for president. The book details Lincoln's often-ignored life before the presidency. He was and adept politician who actively campaigned for the nomination in 1860 despite better know and better financed rivals, including Salmon P. Chase, William H. Seward and Edward Bates.

This book has completely sucked me in from the first pages, even though it is a bit of a slow read due to the detail involved. I am loving the information from a portion of history I am only starting to study. I recently read The Most Famous Man in the World which covers a similar time period and I am seeing many of the characters overlap. I think this is going to be a great companion to that book and really expand my understanding of the era.

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