This monumental and brilliant work has given Obama the model for his presidency, showing how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.American politics inspire some, and overwhelm others. This multiple biography captures the fraught political tension of Lincoln's career without getting caught up in minutiae. A great story, well-written.