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  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: 2018 National Book Festival


  • Doris Kearns Goodwin launches her new book "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" with David M. Rubenstein at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • September 01, 2018


  • -  Doris Kearns Goodwin's interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a teacher at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream." She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize–winning "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor: The Home Front in World War II." Goodwin earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway best-seller "Team of Rivals," the basis for Steven Spielberg's Academy Award–winning film "Lincoln," and the Carnegie Medal for "The Bully Pulpit," the New York Times best-selling chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Goodwin's new book is "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" (Simon & Schuster), in which she examines the four presidents she has studied most closely: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized by others as leaders. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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  • 1 hours 5 minutes 94 seconds

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