"THE MOST RICHLY DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE CIVIL WAR PRESIDENCY TO APPEAR IN MANY YEARS": FIRST EDITION TEAM OF RIVALS, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
GOODWIN, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals. The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, (2005). Octavo, original brown and black paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket.
First trade edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's acclaimed biography of Lincoln, inscribed on the pictorial front free endpaper by her, "To F— Doris Kearns Goodwin," basis for Lincoln, Spielberg's 2012 Oscar-winning film, a handsome copy.
"An elegant, incisive study… Goodwin has brilliantly described how Lincoln forged a team that preserved a nation and freed America from the curse of slavery" (New York Times). "Splendid, beautifully written… Goodwin has brilliantly woven scores of contemporary accounts… into a fluid narrative… This is the most richly detailed account of the Civil War presidency to appear in many years" (Los Angeles Times). Basis for Steven Spielberg's 2012 film, Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, which won two Academy Awards. Issued same year as an Easton Press signed limited edition, no priority established.
Mere trace of edge-wear to cloth, bright dust jacket. A splendid about-fine copy.