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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno
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2012 Team of Rivals Group Read, November in 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Gennaio 2013)


A delight as a love story and as a history of the sixties - the time when I became an adult. It is fascinating to read through this recapitulation of the sixties and compare it to my own recollections as a young man. I even recall that LBJ came and spoke at a Graduation at UCLA. I need to look that up and see if my recollection is correct and see he addressed at the time.
The time of assassinations that year is indelibly written in my memory. Only a couple of years ago we saw the Laurel Hotel where King was shot.
As I think of these assassinations now and JFK’s assassination as well I am left wondering why- what was the motivation. I find no answer. The sixties were a time when our nation articulated a new vision. Its realization is incomplete as said so well by the author - but it became part of our collected sense of nation vision.
We badly need leaders that will help us articulate a new vision. While its realization may be imperfect we need it to restore cohesion to our society.
The sixties was also the era of my personal love story - when my wife and I met, got to know one another, fell in love and married. It is still working to years later.
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waldhaus1 | May 26, 2024 |
(2005) 757 pgs. Very good telling of Abraham Lincoln's life from the time that he runs for Congress up to his death. Adds perspective of his main rivals in the Republican Party - Seward, Chase & Bates.
derailer | 228 altre recensioni | Jan 25, 2024 |
This book will probably not be remembered as one of Kearns Goodwin's better efforts. Little of the research appears new or enthralling. The lessons for current political parties are pretty well understood. The role of the press as independent arbiter of public policy is nothing new. That said, I must admit to having enjoyed being in the company of William Howard Taft, a character I had little knowledge of before reading this book. Taft helped Roosevelt contain the trusts, the huge conglomerates who controlled the railroads, the production and distribution of oil, food production, and steel. Both men played a significant role in the way the US government behaves today. America had changed dramatically from the Civil War until Woodrow Wilson's election in 1912. Rockefeller, Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt all played large roles in the industrialisation of America during this period. This book is about the correction that took place as a result. About the progressive era that blew new winds into a Washington that had been dominated by Lincoln's Republican party and settled Wilson and the Democrats into power.… (altro)
MylesKesten | 47 altre recensioni | Jan 23, 2024 |
As always, DKG tells it like a story AND marshals the historical facts, synthesizing a great and illuminating read that easily holds your interest. FDR, Eleanor, Churchill, Stalin, and all the other players come to life as they participate in the great events of the time. Goodwin captures the flaws and the missteps as well as the heroic and brilliant actions.
mlevel | 39 altre recensioni | Jan 22, 2024 |


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