Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Helen Kearns Goodwin (born January 4, 1943) is an American biographer, historian, and political commentator.

Goodwin has written biographies of several U.S. presidents, including Lyndon Johnson and the American DreamThe Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American SagaTeam 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.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

It’s often tempting to surround ourselves with people who will tell us what we want to hear. Lincoln demonstrated courage and concern for country over his own sense of self-importance when he incorporated into his cabinet the very men against whom he’d run—all of whom had more political experience than Lincoln at the time of his election. This is the story of Lincoln’s ability to win unlikely hearts and minds to his cause, to mediate conflicts, and assuage the concerns of a torn and anxious nation.

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