Doris Kearns Goodwin Bibliography

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
byDoris Kearns Goodwin
4.29 avg rating — 117,052 ratings — published 2005 — 40 editions
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
byDoris Kearns Goodwin
4.18 avg rating — 32,227 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
byDoris Kearns Goodwin
4.17 avg rating — 13,075 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
Wait Till Next Year
byDoris Kearns Goodwin
4.03 avg rating — 5,685 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga
byDoris Kearns Goodwin
4.21 avg rating — 2,588 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
byDoris Kearns Goodwin
3.82 avg rating — 2,473 ratings — published 1976 — 11 editions
My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy
byNora Titone, Doris Kearns Goodwin(Foreword by)
4.26 avg rating — 800 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
byAnnie Leibovitz, Doris Kearns Goodwin(Introduction)
3.64 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game
byJohn Sexton, Christopher Lane(Performance), Thomas Oliphant(With), Peter J. Schwartz(With)
3.68 avg rating — 435 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon
byPhilip B. Kunhardt III, David Herbert Donald, Doris Kearns Goodwin
4.26 avg rating — 263 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century
byRobert G. Torricelli(Editor), Andrew Carroll(Editor), Doris Kearns Goodwin(Foreword)
4.13 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
byTony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin(Foreword)
4.32 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Kennedy Weddings: A Family Album
byJay Mulvaney, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Doris Kearn Goodwin(Foreword by)
4.16 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush
byDoris Kearns Goodwin, Stephen E. Ambrose, David McCullough, Robert A. Wilson
3.95 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
Doris Kearns Goodwin on Franklin D. Roosevelt (Character Above All, #1)
byDoris Kearns Goodwin, Robert A. Wilson(Editor)
4.16 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
Team of Rivals/No Ordinary Time/The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys
byDoris Kearns Goodwin
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 55 ratings — expected publication 2030 — 2 editions
Power And The Presidency
byRobert A. Wilson(editor), Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stanley Marcus, David McCullough
3.65 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions

Winner of the Lincoln Prize

Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry.

Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires.

It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war.

We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through.

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.


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