Doris Kearns Goodwin





Doris Kearns Goodwin

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in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
January 04, 1943

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Also credited as "Doris Kearns" on the first editions of Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.


Average rating: 4.29 · 100,494 ratings · 7,622 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
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Wait Till Next Year
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Every Four Years: President...
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“Though [Abraham Lincoln] never would travel to Europe, he went with Shakespeare’s kings to Merry England; he went with Lord Byron poetry to Spain and Portugal. Literature allowed him to transcend his surroundings.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.”
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“Washington was a typical American. Napoleon was a typical Frenchman, but Lincoln was a humanitarian as broad as the world. He was bigger than his country - bigger than all the Presidents together.

We are still too near to his greatness,' (Leo) Tolstoy (in 1908) concluded, 'but after a few centuries more our posterity will find him considerably bigger than we do. His genius is still too strong and powerful for the common understanding, just as the sun is too hot when its light beams directly on us.' (748)”
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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