Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Leadership in Turbulent Times
Walter E. Dandy Orator
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times #1 best-selling author. Her career as a presidential historian and author was inspired when, as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard, she was selected to join the White House Fellows, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Goodwin worked with Johnson in the White House and later assisted him in the writing of his memoirs. She then wrote Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, which became a national bestseller and achieved critical acclaim.
Goodwin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. Her sixth book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, won the Carnegie Medal and is being developed into a film. Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln served as the basis for Steven Spielberg’s hit film Lincoln, and was awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize, the inaugural Book Prize for American History, and the Lincoln Leadership Prize. She will deliver the Walter E. Dandy Oration, Leadership in Turbulent Times, on Monday afternoon and will be signing copies of her book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times, in the CNS Xperience Lounge immediately following the conclusion of her talk.