I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I expected this to mainly focus on the Lincoln-Douglas debates, but that was only one chapter in what was a study of the life-long political rivalry these two men had. Lincoln is a personal favorite, but I developed a much great appreciation for Douglas and his tireless efforts as a Senator. I do not agree with his ideas in all cases, but he seems to be one of those rare characters who, while incredibly ambitious, genuinely wanted what was best for his country. This book made me want to read more about Douglas.