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A renowned presidential historian and public speaker, Goodwin received critical acclaim for her seventh book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times” (Simon and Schuster), published last year. The New York Times bestseller is a culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of studying the American presidents. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Goodwin earned her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Colby College and Harvard University. She has written biographies of several U.S. presidents, including “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream,” “The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga,” “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” and “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.” Goodwin’s book, “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II,” won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995. She also has played herself as a teacher on “The Simpsons” and a historian on “American Horror Story.” She was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room in 1979 and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.

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Leadership in Turbulent Times. Doris Kearns Goodwin. Honors Fall Convocation 2019



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