Doris Kearns Goodwin Discussion
Jim Edgar Lecture Series
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
PULTIZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN TO SPEAK AS PART OF THE ANNUAL JIM EDGAR LECTURE SERIES – "THE ART AND CRAFT OF STORYTELLING: FROM JFK, LBJ AND FDR TO LINCOLN AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT”
Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned historian, has been reporting on politics and baseball for over two decades. Goodwin is the author of several books and has written for leading national publications. She appears regularly on network television programs and was an on-air consultant for PBS documentaries on Lyndon B. Johnson, the Kennedy Family, Franklin Roosevelt and Ken Burns’ The History of Baseball. She was the first female journalist to enter the Red Sox locker room.
Her most recent work, a monumental history of Abraham Lincoln entitled Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, published in October 2005, joined the best-seller lists on its first week in publication, and soon reached #1 on the New York Times Best-Seller List. Team of Rivals won the 2006 Lincoln Prize for an outstanding work about the president and/or the Civil War, the inaugural New York Historical Society Book Prize, the Richard Nelson Current award and the New York State Archives History Makers Award. When President Obama was asked if he could only bring one book to the White House other than the Bible what would it be, he said Team of Rivals.