I‘ve had this on my shelf to read forever. Finally decided to let someone read it to me! #TIL that political conventions used to be very different and the candidates didn‘t even attend. #NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388
What Lincoln did after winning the Republican nomination was always impressive. Doris Kearny‘s Goodwin does a phenomenal job drawing the picture of Lincoln and in particular, his relationships with Seward and Grant.
All time favorite!! Nobody is born great, they become one by putting in hell lot of effort..
I have not posted #monthlystats in a while, but I am on a roll this month. I am quite sure I completely left my previous page total in the dust - mainly due to listening to some hefty nonfiction books.
I loved so many, picking favorites is so hard - but I gotta pick Team of Rivals as the best. I rolled through Murderbot, Pratchett is always fun, and Guns, Germs and Steel is view-altering. Honorary mention: Killers of the Flower Moon. #gezestats
Lincoln was amazing, and this book is also amazing. Goodwin draws a great portrait of a great man, and the great men he surrounded himself with. We get detailed insight into the war, battles, political intrigue. The women are not forgotten either; we get to know Mary Lincoln and Kate Chase and the vivid social life of Washington; the families and children of the main cabinet members.
I loved it, despite its enormous size. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Politics are a hot topic especially of late & a subject that I am not well versed in. So with Independence Day rapidly approaching, I hope to tackle a few.
Let me know if you have read any of these or have more to add. #readinglist #politics #nonfiction
I love freebies! A charter school I work with recently had a curriculum clean out and they were giving away all kinds of textbooks and actual books. I picked up a bunch of Folger Shakespeare editions (at the office currently) and this one for me! I‘ve wanted to read this book since the movie Lincoln came out (it‘s based on this book!).
Tucked in bed with tea and Team of Rivals. Awaiting the impending snow storm. Praying for a snow day!
I think of this book every time 45 fires someone who says “no” to him. 🤦🏻♀️
My year in books. 😍
I bought this for C when it first came out. Probably about time I cracked it.
This amazing book only cemented for me the fact that Lincoln, for me, was our country's greatest president. As a side note, I love listening to books on historu rather than read them. I'm not sure why.
#feistyfeb #day20 #presidentialreads These are four books I have on my ereader about American presidents. I saw Thirteen Days on tv and had to read the book, Team of Rivals is one of the best books written about Lincoln & his struggle with his cabinet, Frost/Nixon is the based on the amazing interview between Nixon & David Frost,an English reporter, and Dark Money is about the Koch bros & their deals that have ended with US having Trump in power.
A few years ago I decided that I wanted to read a biography of every president... I'm not very far with the reading of them but I'm good at buying presidential books! The only ones of these that I've read are John Adams and Team of Rivals! Both of those are great!! #presidentialreads #feistyfeb
"Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition,” he wrote. “I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem."
This, then, is a story of Lincoln‘s political genius revealed through his extraordinary array of personal qualities that enabled him to form friendships with men who had previously opposed him; to repair injured feelings that, left untended, might have escalated into permanent hostility; to assume responsibility for the failures of subordinates; to share credit with ease; and to learn from mistakes...
Oh, Mr. Lincoln, where are you now? A weary nation needs you...
Well, this explains a lot.
I thought some of you might find this article interesting. Obama lists books that have meant something to him during his presidency.
Kearns Goodwin can certainly paint a colorful picture with words.
Reading goals to kick off 2017... just waiting for Jan. 1.
Washington was a typical American. Napoleon was a typical Frenchman, but Lincoln was a humanitarian as broad as the world. He was bigger than his country - bigger than all the Presidents together.
We are still too near to his greatness,' Tolstoy (in 1908) concluded, 'but after a few centuries more our posterity will find him considerably bigger than we do. His genius is still too strong and powerful for the common understanding...
Well worth the investment of time. This is an exhaustive dissertation on how Lincoln chose the best people to get the job done even though some of them he was not fond of and some fought with each other.
Student reflection on a quiz about the Spielberg film Lincoln, severely overestimating retention of the material 🤓
"The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places...Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing."
Light bedtime reading.
After throughly enjoying The Bully Pulpit earlier this year, I'm adding Team of Rivals to my list to read, and basically everything I can find by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
This one took awhile to get through, but it was well-worth it. Lincoln was a far more complex and (to my mind) interesting person than I knew. One of my best Christmas presents ever. 😊 5🌟