Team of Rivals

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin This is another one of my favorite history books. This book takes a look at Abraham Lincoln and his working and personal relationships with Edward Bates, William Seward, Salmon Chase, and Edwin Stanton. It follows each of their stories from childhood through the conclusion of the Civil War and assassination of the President. This book is extremely well written and flows as if it is a novel. We can never learn enough about these giants of history and the lessons we take from Lincoln's decisions are applicable to each of our lives.