Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Abraham Lincoln

Team of rivals DK Goodwin

A great man and great leader. Even during the bloody battles of the Civil War he wanted the people of the southern states to be welcomed to return to the union. Welcomed.

February 12 we celebrate the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

I enjoyed the book about how he won the nomination in 1860 over three more prominent men; the guy who always told corny jokes has amazing political instincts! Then how he put together a team including those he defeated -- because they were the best — in his cabinet.

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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