(CBS News) Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," co-hosts Gayle King, Charlie Rose, and Norah O'Donnell kicked off "CBS This Morning Reads," a monthly reading initiative with our viewers and readers. The first book on our lineup is "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
The New York Times best-seller covers the Great Emancipator's rise to the presidency and beyond, and includes profiles of three of his political rivals who were ultimately tapped to serve as cabinet members in Lincoln's administration. The historical work is being re-released to coincide with Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film, "Lincoln," based in part on "Team of Rivals."
Each week, we'll release excerpts, extras, and reading guides on the CBS This Morning site and on November 15th, historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, Doris Kearns Goodwin, will join the broadcast to talk about her work on the book and the film.
In the meantime, get started! To download the first chapter free from Simon & Schuster, click here.
"Team of Rivals" is published by Simon & Schuster. Simon & Schuster and CBS are owned by the same parent company.