Doris Kearns Goodwin

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Cultural Studies

Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin has written a new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times which is a culmination of five decades of work in presidential history. Combining her signature storytelling with essential lessons from four of our nation’s presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson—Goodwin explores their unique journeys to recognize themselves as leaders, demonstrates how they navigated and grew through adversity, and ultimately analyzes how they emerged to confront the challenges and contours of their times. Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half 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 and the Home Front in World War ll. She earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, the basis for Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, the chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.