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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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War (1882) — Contribuidor, algumas edições846 exemplares
Baseball: An Illustrated History (1994) — Contribuidor — 806 exemplares
Lincoln [2012 film] (2012) — Original book — 394 exemplares
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975, Volume 2 (1998) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
Pilgrimage (2011) — Introdução — 235 exemplares
Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon (2008) — Introdução — 223 exemplares

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2012 Team of Rivals Group Read, November em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Janeiro 2013)

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(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.
 
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derailer | 228 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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MylesKesten | 47 outras críticas | 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.
 
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mlevel | 39 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
A well described history of Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt. An interesting view of the time of the second world war from the American point of view.
 
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David-Block | 39 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |

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19,580
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389
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147
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