A New York Times BestsellerBasis for the movie LincolnOn May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited for the results from the Republican National Convention. Lincoln won, Goodwin demonstrates, because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the union and winning the war.
'A wonderful book... a remarkable study in leadership' - Barack Obama 'I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years. To escape to Lincoln's sublime rhetoric and magnanimity is a pure delight' - Robert Harris, The Observer (Books of the Year) 'Goodwin's narrative abilities are on full display here. A portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius' - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times