Doris Kearns Goodwin – Life Lessons For Us From Some Of Our Great Presidents

by Mike Griffin on September 14, 2009

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Doris Kearns Goodwin has been studying and writing about our Presidents her whole life.  The Kennedy’s, Lincolon, Roosevelt, and Johnson.  Each of these men, regardless of your politics, regardless of wheter you belive they were good or bad Presidents, has great insights into life to offer you. 

In this video Goodwin shares those insights and you will get a lot from watching.

Other information from around the web by and about Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Fourth Lincoln Douglas DebateHouse Divided is a great place to learn more about the Lincoln Douglas Debates. Through the Lincoln Douglas Major Topic Page, you can search by different events, such as by individual debates. One such debate was the fourth, …
  • Teddy’s Goodbye – Swampland – TIME.com – “He would’ve adored it,” said historian Dorris Kearns Goodwin. “You would have heard him bellowing at the end, ‘YAY’” she added pumping her small fist. John Podesta cried during Ted Kennedy Jr.’s remembrance.
  • TEDTalk – Doris Kerns Goodwin on Two Presidents – No wonder Obama is so drawn to Kerns Goodwin’s Lincoln. This talk really made me think about whether or not I am heading down Lincoln’s path or LBJ’s.
  • The Book List – … A Portrait of An Artist (Georgia O’Keefe) by Laurie Lisle; The Women’s Room Marilyn French; Sarum by Edward Rutherford; The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys by Doris Kerns Goodwin;
  • Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin – Goodwin, an expert on presidential politics, is the author of several books including the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During World War II.

Doris Kearns Goodwin is an award-winning author and historian.

Goodwin went to Washington, D.C., as a White House Fellow in 1967 during the Johnson administration, working as his assistant and with his memoirs. In 1975 she married Richard N. Goodwin, who had worked in the Johnson and Kennedy administration as an adviser and a speechwriter. Goodwin taught government at Harvard for ten years, including a course on the American Presidency.

Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During World War II”. Goodwin received an honorary L.H.D. from Bates College in 1998. Goodwin won the 2005 Lincoln Prize (for best book about the American Civil War) for “Team of Rivals”, a book about Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Cabinet.

Source -Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Kearns_Goodwin

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