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Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Doris Kearns Goodwin’s work for President Johnson inspired her career as a presidential historian. Her first book was “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War II.” Goodwin earned the Lincoln Prize for “Team of Rivals,” in part the basis for Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln,” and the Carnegie Medal for “The Bully Pulpit,” about the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her previous book, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” was the inspiration for the History Channel docuseries on Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt, which she executive produced. Goodwin’s most recent book, “An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s,” is featured at the 2024 National Book Festival.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress