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Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, presidential historian, public speaker, whose new book, "Leadership In Turbulent Times," is an instant New York Times bestseller
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Jan 31
OTD Jackie Robinson would have been 100. Early on I saw him simply as my favorite player. It was later that I realized the impact he had on the world as a civil rights hero as well as a baseball player & when I was 12 he signed my autograph book-Keep your smile a long, long while
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Jan 22
Shortly before his death OTD in 1973 LBJ cautioned "we haven't done nearly enough" to attain the ever-elusive but essential goal—"to assure that all Americans play by the same rules and all Americans play against the same odds." Remembering him today.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Jan 5
Remembering Theodore Roosevelt OTD 100 years ago: "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake there would have been a fight," said a politician then. Now it is up to us to fight for his conservation legacy & our beloved national parks.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Dec 15
So honored that "Leadership In Turbulent Times" is named one of ’s 15 Best Books of 2018 as well as in the Best History & Current Affairs category, alongside other books I've thoroughly enjoyed and authors whom I respect so much!
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Dec 12
How lucky I was to be able to talk about my new book and to share laughs with my friend . For Abraham Lincoln, humor was life affirming. In fact, friends of Lincoln said it was "necessary to his very existence"; intended "to whistle off sadness."
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Nov 22
50+ years later, on the anniversary of ’s assassination, I am still inspired by his sentiment that public service is an honorable profession. Heartened by the record numbers who ran for the first time in , let's work to restore dignity & value to public service!
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Nov 21
What a joy to sign books for 's event across the country, allowing me to imagine a direct connection to the reader. It has meant the world to me to actually meet so many of you on the book tour. Thank you for your support & happy Thanksgiving
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Nov 19
OTD 1863 Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address resolved "That these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Words & action matter
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Nov 11
On this & the centennial of World War I's ending, let us remember, honor and commit to take much better care of our . As JFK said: "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Nov 6
What today brings is an awakening of citizenship engagement essential to strengthening our democracy. As FDR trusted: "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting."
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Nov 1
As poet Robert Frost wrote: “My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation, as my two eyes make one in sight.” Loving both sports & history as I have my whole life, how awesome to see great carrying my new book "Leadership In Turbulent Times."
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Oct 29
So fortunate to have served the country as a Fellow. remains as important today as it was then.
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HISTORY Oct 24
So many people ask, 'Are these the worst of times?' We ask who reassures us.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sep 23
Replying to @pennyfore @sabr and 3 others
Hi. Somehow the dates have been confused! 2004, of course, was the year the won their first World Series in 86 years. It was Spring Training 1979 when Haywood Sullivan told me to “go in” to the locker room as the first woman to enter since the court decision had come down
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sep 20
A heartfelt congratulations to who soars in "Uncle Vanya." He is the voice of Franklin Roosevelt in my new book "Leadership In Turbulent Times" and brought Galileo to life in my husband's play "Two Men of Florence." But mostly, he's my talented and wonderful friend!
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sep 18
1st day launching my book "Leadership In Turbulent Times" ! Grateful to offer heartening examples of leadership from the past in the hope we will not accept our current uncivil polarization as the norm
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sep 17
The book tour begins! I hope to see you tonight for my conversation with the distinguished in the first event for my new book "Leadership In Turbulent Times." More tour and pre-order info at . Thanks!
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Yamiche Alcindor Sep 16
Excited this morning to be part of the roundtable talking with , , and . Tune in!
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sep 13
I hope this book will provide reassurance through the study & stories of my "guys"—Abraham Lincoln, both Theodore & Franklin Roosevelt & Lyndon Johnson—who set forth a template of shared purpose, collaboration & compromise—the best of our collective identity in times of trouble.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sep 8
What a fantastic time I had with the incomparable ! His words capture everything I hope for my new book. He says in the podcast: "'Leadership in Turbulent Times' couldn't be more timely and timeless at the same time." Thank you so much, Tim!
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