An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin

Sep 25, 2018

Tuesday, Sept. 25
6 p.m.
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 (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 18). 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 in Turbulent Times 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 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—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.

Book Signing
Prior to the event, The Store at LBJ will host Goodwin for a book signing of Leadership in Turbulent Times. Book sales and signing will be held in the upper auditorium lobby from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library.

To RSVP
We are not currently accepting reservations. Friends members at the Individual and above level will receive an email invitation about four weeks in advance and may make a reservation at that time.

Location and Parking
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Parking details will be posted later.

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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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
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