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Team of Rivals

Doris Kearns Goodwin

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded was the result of a character that had been forged by life experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because hepossessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war.

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded was the result of a character that had been forged by life experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because hepossessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war.
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On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded was the result of a character that had been forged by life experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because hepossessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Suzanne Toren

Length:

41h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

18:34


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:15:54


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:49:49


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

03:20:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:02:00


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:43:08


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

02:16:33


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

01:25:49


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

01:06:28


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

01:12:41


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

01:26:40


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

48:08


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:19:19


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

01:39:30


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:42:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

46:54


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

01:05:31


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

01:32:35


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:14:59


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

01:22:59


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

01:33:30


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

01:20:25


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

01:19:10


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

01:38:07


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

02:16:31


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

01:58:38


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

02:42:48


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

12:32


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

00:23