"Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln".
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Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep. His 'eyes would sparkle with fun', one old-timer remembered, 'and when he had reached the point in his narrative which invariably invoked the laughter of the crowd, nobody's enjoyment was greater than his'. His ability to counter ...
Historian and author, she also serves as professor at Harvard where she earned her Ph.D. in political science. Is one of country's foremost presidential historians. She and her husband Dick, a famous speechwriter in Kennedy and Johnson administrations, have three sons. Besides her love for politics, is a major Boston Red Sox fan since childhood. As a child, she began writing about baseball games ...