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About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 4, 1943. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College in 1964 and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1968. She taught at Harvard University and worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson during his mostrar mais last year in the White House. She has written numerous books including The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, Wait Till Next Year, and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, and Leadership: In Turbulent Times. She has received numerous awards including Pulitzer Prize in history, the Harold Washington Literary Award, the Ambassador Book Award for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and the Lincoln Prize and the Book Prize for American History for Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Doris Kearns Goodwin

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005) 10,051 cópias, 230 resenhas
Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir (1997) 1,467 cópias, 34 resenhas
Leadership: In Turbulent Times (2018) 1,190 cópias, 24 resenhas
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream (1976) 1,039 cópias, 10 resenhas
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush (1996) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias, 2 resenhas

Associated Works

Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War (1882) — Contribuinte, algumas edições876 cópias, 14 resenhas
Baseball: An Illustrated History (1994) — Contribuinte — 836 cópias, 6 resenhas
Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas (1997) — Contribuinte — 430 cópias, 5 resenhas
Lincoln [2012 film] (2012) — Original book — 413 cópias, 4 resenhas
In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century (1999) — Prefácio — 290 cópias, 2 resenhas
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975, Volume 2 (1998) — Contribuinte — 270 cópias, 2 resenhas
Pilgrimage (2011) — Introdução — 240 cópias, 5 resenhas
Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon (2008) — Introdução — 226 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



2012 Team of Rivals Group Read, November em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Janeiro 2013)


Wow! I'm not generally one for biographies, but this was so well written! I stopped in the end.
LaPhenix | outras 229 resenhas | Jul 8, 2024 |
Having watched [[Doris Kearns Goodwin]] in Ken Burns' baseball documentary, I looked forward to this one - baseball, history, and Doris is the perfect combination. This is an extremely personal memoir, but one that doesn't lose sight of the titular subject - baseball. Let's be clear, I hate the Dodgers, but who can hate 'dese bums from Brooklyn. And, along the way, I get some highlights of my New York, now San Francisco, Giants. She lays out her family history, the country's history, and baseball history alongside each other in a seamless way. You can't go wrong with Goodwin's perspectives on history in any arena.

5 bones!!!!!
Highly Recommended.
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blackdogbooks | outras 33 resenhas | Jun 26, 2024 |
One of my most cherished mementos is a handwritten note from Doris Kearns Goodwin responding to a note I wrote her several months before. Shortly after “Wait Until Next Year” was released in 1998, my brother called me and asked if I had seen Doris’ book. He was a history teacher and almost as big a baseball fan as Doris. One more connection to Doris is the fact that our family lived in Rockville Centre, Long Island, during the same time Doris writes about in the book. We, too, were Catholic, but unlike Doris, we went to the Catholic school, St. Agnes. She mentions a memorable nun in her book, Sister Marian, my first grade teacher in 1956-57. Doris had Sr. Marian for religious instruction while she was preparing for her First Communion. When I wrote to Doris about my experiences in RVC and I mentioned our mutual connection to Sr. Marian, she told me how lucky I was to have had her as a teacher in first grade. I agreed with her. Although, unlike my brother, I’m not a historian, I’ve always admired Doris Kearns Goodwin, and when she appears on one of the cable news channels, usually discussing the history of the presidency, I make sure to listen because she is a wise woman worthy of being listened to. And she seems like one of the nicest people around. I’m glad I read this book, which allowed me to reconnect with Rockville Centre 65 years after I moved from there. And I loved reliving many of the great moments in Dodgers history through Doris’ memories about a team that yearly broke hearts but finally in 1955 the hapless Dodgers won it all, a World Series championship. Two years later they broke Dodger fans’ hearts for good when the pulled up stakes and left Brooklyn for Los Angeles, and that broke Doris’ heart once and for all and her ties to the team.… (mais)
FormerEnglishTeacher | outras 33 resenhas | Jun 19, 2024 |
A wonderful book. She always has been a great storyteller and now even more so with her and Dick's own story. I learned so much new information about the sixties. A great read.
Doondeck | 1 outra resenha | Jun 15, 2024 |



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