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Doris Kearns Goodwin with A. Scott Berg

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KENTUCKY AUTHOR FORUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ALI CENTER PROUDLY PRESENT:

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Doris Kearns Goodwin with A. Scott Berg

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Kentucky Center – 6-8:15 p.m.

Dinner to follow at Ali Center – 8:30

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Muhammad Ali Center

Daughters of Greatness Breakfast Series – 8:30am-10:00am

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. Goodwin is known for her highly regarded studies of American presidents. A meeting with Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967 resulted in Goodwin’s first book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. Her second book, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, was a best-seller. Following the release of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, Goodwin published a memoir detailing her youth in Brooklyn. She returned to presidential literature thereafter, releasing Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln in 2005. Leadership in Turbulent Times is a culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, and offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man?

In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

Among her many honors and awards, Goodwin was awarded the Charles Frankel Prize, given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, the New England Book Award, as well as the Carl Sandburg Literary Award.

Goodwin lives in Concord, Massachusetts. She was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room, and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.

 

ABOUT THE INTERVIEWER:

Scott Berg is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of five bestselling biographies. They include: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which won the National Book Award; Goldwyn, for which he received a Guggenheim Fellowship; Lindbergh, which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Biography; Kate Remembered, a biographical memoir of his friendship with Katharine Hepburn; and, most recently, a biography of America’s 28th President, Wilson. He has occasionally worked on both feature and documentary films and has written for several magazines—Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and Smithsonian among them. A Charter Trustee of Princeton University, he lives in Los Angeles, CA.

https://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/doris-kearns-goodwin

DAUGHTERS OF GREATNESS: DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN

December 7, 2018

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Muhammad Ali Center

 

Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The Daughters of Greatness series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement, and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond.

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author.

Her seventh book, Leadership in Turbulent Times is the culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of studying the American presidents. The book delivers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership as exemplified by Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. It provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field and for all of us in our everyday lives.

For reservations and to purchase tickets:

https://alicenter.org/programs/daughters-of-greatness/

 

Details

Date:
December 6
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
www.kentuckyauthorforum.com

Organizer

Website:
www.kentuckyauthorforum.com

Details

Date:
December 6
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
www.kentuckyauthorforum.com

Organizer

Website:
www.kentuckyauthorforum.com

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