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Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln

Professor Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harvard University, will give a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 27 February. Her lecture is entitled Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln.

This lecture will analyse Lincoln's unparalleled leadership style which enabled him to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history and marshall their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war.

Doris Kearns Goodwin is based at Harvard University and previously worked as an assistant to president Lyndon Johnson.

Professor Arne Westad, LSE, will chair this event, which is part of the Cold War Studies Centre: Gilder Lehrman Lecture Series on American History.

Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln is on Tuesday 27 February 2007 at 6.30-8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

19 February 2007

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