UFL Reads! American History

Sometimes it’s easy to forget where we’ve been and to remember our past. Join UFL Reads! as we explore nonfiction titles highlighting significant periods in American History.

Sunday, April 28 • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Did you know Stephen Spielberg’s recent film Lincoln was based in part on this month’s UFL Reads! selection, Team of Rivals? Noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has created an absorbing and marvelously-written account of Lincoln’s political expertise. He converted his rivals—three men who opposed him for the Republican party nomination—into members of his cabinet, utilizing their strengths for the good of the country. We all know about Lincoln the leader; discover Lincoln the politician through Goodwin’s eyes.