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Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Doris Kearns Goodwin


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

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DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to her bestselling "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream." She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize–winning "No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II." She earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway bestseller "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" bestselling chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts. . ...more

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Team of Rivals: The Politic...

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No Ordinary Time: Franklin ...

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore ...

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Leadership: In Turbulent Times

4.41 avg rating — 12,546 ratings — published 2018 — 34 editions
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Wait Till Next Year

4.01 avg rating — 8,930 ratings — published 1997 — 17 editions
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Lyndon Johnson and the Amer...

3.86 avg rating — 4,240 ratings — published 1976 — 14 editions
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The Fitzgeralds and the Ken...

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Team of Rivals/No Ordinary ...

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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

“Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.”
Doris Kearns Goodwin

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