• In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A book to bury yourself in.

  • The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin - the new biography of Teddy Roosevelt from the bestselling author of Team of Rivals, the inspiration for Spielberg's Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the acclaimed multi-million copy bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, now turns to the birth of America's Progressive Era - that heady, optimistic time when the 20th Century is fresh. Reform is in the air, and it is time to take on the robber barons and corrupt politicians who have brought the country to its knees.

    The story is told through the close friendship between two Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and his handpicked successor William Howard Taft. The decades-long intimacy strengthens both men as they reform America, breaking up monopolies, protecting the rights of labour, banning unsafe drugs and closing sweatshops.

    Also at the heart of the story are the original 'muckrakers' - a brilliant group of investigative journalists at the celebrated magazine McClure's. They publish popular exposes of fraudulent railroads and millionaire senators, aiding Roosevelt in his quest for change and fairness.

    As Roosevelt, Taft and the muckrakers confront corruption and expose exploitation, America is reborn.

    This book is essential reading for fans of American history, and will be enjoyed by readers of Jon Snow, Jeremy Paxman and Robert Harris.

    '(Praise for Team of Rivals:) A wonderful book ... a remarkable study in leadership' Barack Obama 'The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational' Jon Snow 'I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years' Robert Harris, The Observer (Books of the Year) 'A fabulously engrossing, exciting narrative in the grand old style ... overflowing with colour and character' Dominic Sandbrook Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne of US presidential historians. She won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1995 for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. She is also the author of the bestsellers Team of Rivals, Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, and with her husband, Richard Goodwin.

  • Le 18 mai 1860, alors que la question de l´esclavage déchire les États-Unis, quatre hommes attendent les résultats du vote d´investiture du tout jeune parti Républicain. Face à trois politiciens renommés d´envergure nationale, c´est contre toute attente le quatrième homme, Abraham Lincoln, un petit député de l´Illinois, qui l´emporte. Quelques mois plus tard, il devient le seizième président des États-Unis, confrontéà la plus grande crise que le pays ait jamais traversée : la sécession de onze États du Sud et la guerre civile qui s´ensuivra. À la surprise de tous, Lincoln décide alors de rassembler ses rivaux pour former un gouvernement d´exception qui mènera l´Union à la victoire et délivrera l´Amérique du démon de l´esclavage. Doris Kearns Goodwin conte ici l´histoire de ce quasi-inconnu, autodidacte, « avocat des prairies » sillonnant les plaines de l´Illinois pour plaider dans les villages les plus reculés, et qui a réussi le tour de force de se hisser au pouvoir. Au-delà du génie politique, on découvre le destin d´un homme aux profondes qualités humaines, marqué par des tragédies personnelles qu´il a su dépasser pour transformer en réalité son rêve d´une Amérique unie.

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