Team of Rivals
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln’s political genius in this highly original work. as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.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. Goodwin demonstrates. was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other m
Scandalous Secret of Abigail MacGregor
A lady’s mission …Known for her beauty and boldness. Abigail MacGregor must preserve her clan’s dangerous secret: that her mother is the true heir to the English Crown. If the wrong people find out. it will mean war for her beloved Scotland. To keep peace. she embarks for London. unprepared for the treachery that awaits-especially from her wickedly handsome escort. He is the enemy. but his slow. sensuous kisses entice her beyond reason.A warrior’s temptationGeneral Daniel Marlow. loyal knight and the kingdom’s most desirable hero. would rather be on the battlefield than transporting a spoiled Highland lass. But Abby MacGregor is unlike any woman he’s ever met. in a ballroom or in his bedroom. Captivated by her daring spirit and seduced by her lovely innocence. Daniel must choose between betraying his queen or giving up the woman who would steal his country-and his traitorous heart.
Autor: Paula Quinn
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