Doris Kearns Goodwin is a popular historian in both senses of the term.
Ours are, few would deny, turbulent times. Ten years after a global financial crisis, we appear to have arrived at a comparably widespread and severe political crisis.
After five decades of magisterial output, matching Pulitzer Prize-winning quality with best-selling appeal, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians.
The president was fed up. The quarrelling between members of his administration had become intolerable. He needed his secretary of the interior with his long-term thinking.
“The story of Theodore Roosevelt is the story of a small boy who read about great men and decided he wanted to be like them.” In her new book, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,”