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An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin

Sep 25, 2018

Tuesday, Sept. 25
LBJ Auditorium
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Friends members are invited to join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, discussing her new book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times. Mark K. Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation, will moderate the conversation.

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author. Leadership is her seventh book. Goodwin worked with President Johnson in the White House and later assisted him in the writing of his memoirs.

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

Leadership in Turbulent Times book cover

No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.

The Evening With speaker series is generously sponsored by St. David's HealthCare, the Ford Foundation, the Moody Foundation, and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

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