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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Obama Shares That He Loves A Good Rant As Much As Any Of Us

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama, known for generally keeping a cool temperament, revealed that he sometimes will privately write scathing responses to his crit...

Floated From Atop Trump Tower, The Donald's "Team of Rivals" Cabinet

Murray Forseter | Posted 04.15.2017 | Comedy
Murray Forseter

Ensconced in his aerie in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump has been poring over a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, searching for ideas how he could emulate "the political genius of Abraham Lincoln."

How And Why Trump Trumped The Press

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― At a time when the media’s duty to vet candidates is more urgent than ever, journalism is giving Donald Trump a free pass, leading hi...

What Now? Optimism and Action

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Ginny Sassaman

No one should ever conflate non-violent protest -- no matter how creative or playful -- with a lack of grit or determination. Still, what can you do? The options are endless.

Next in Ukraine and Budget? Again, Obama Decides While GOP Just Complains

Mark Green | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Frum and Reagan debate the growing Ukrainian civil war and Obama's 2015 budget in a growing economy. What happens if sanctions and arms don't stop Russian-backed separatists? Can the GOP credibly complain about a wealth/income gap they created, but then oppose tax reform that reduces it?

Perilous Plagiarism

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.10.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

These words were shockingly familiar to me as a college president who has seen my fair share of plagiarism cases. They are part of the litany of excuses that many students recite upon finding themselves accused of plagiarizing term papers.

Political Entrepreneurs Need a New Teddy Bear

Kahlil Byrd | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Kahlil Byrd

Our not-so-secret wish is that the next president be an aggressive, committed political reformer. Whether emerging from the right or left, this man or woman should seek to pattern the creativity, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit of Teddy Roosevelt.

Calling Doris Kearns Goodwin: An Unfair Revision of JFK Legacy: New High School History Texts Needed

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

I should have expected it, even from those presently writing historical texts for our young, who need hope and optimism, and inspirational political m...

Hubris: Politicians Overestimate America's Stability

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In the maelstrom of the shutdown, a debt-ceiling suicide attempt and the cutting off of nutrition support for poor people by Congress, it's clear that America's political class has unbounded belief in national stability.


Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit was a seminal work in shaping thinking about consciousness and history. Steven Spielberg has created the cinematic equivalent of Hegel in Lincoln.

Lincoln, the Man and the Movie: A Reality Check

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

What kind of politician was Lincoln? How did he really outwit better-known candidates to win the Presidency in 1860 and assemble his "team of rivals"?

Lincoln Inexplicably Becomes Massive Girls-Night-Out Movie

James Napoli | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Multiplexes across the country hope this box-office boosting trend of politically engaged long-time female friends getting together to go berserk at a movie will continue.

Will President Obama's Team of Rivals Include Mitt Romney?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Much has been made of the differences between these two presidential rivals, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. But are they so different after all?

Literary Treasures: The American Antiquarian Society at 200

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home
Nancy Rubin Stuart

At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Books: William Seward -- The One Man Hated Even More Than Lincoln

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

Writer Walter Stahr gives William Henry Seward his due in this intelligent and illuminating biography of one of the most important political figures of the 19th century.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lands Role Of Historical Proportions

Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment

Renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin named her best selling volume on the Lincoln Presidency, "Team of Rivals," after the incredible group of advis...

Happy Presidents' Day: 7 Award-Winning Presidential Biographies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In honor of Presidents' Day, we compiled some of the most recent award-winning presidential biographies. Since most of you have the day off, it migh...

Does George W. Bush Love Books?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lev Raphael

The press surrounding George Bush's memoir reminded me of Karl Rove's claim from a few years ago that the two of them had a "book competition" for three years. Did Bush really have time to read?

FILM: Daniel Day Lewis To Star In Spielberg's Anticipated Biopic, 'Lincoln'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has chosen what is sure to be yet another masterful role in a series of well-chosen, award-winning, and i...

WATCH: Doris Kearns Goodwin And Stephen Colbert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer, historian and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt," said to Steph...

Stop the Violence: Taking on Today's Demagogues

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Signer

President Obama isn't exactly FDR, and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin certainly aren't Huey Long and Father Coughlin, but the 1930s still hold powerful lessons for our leaders today.

Martha Stewart's Kindle: What Is She Reading?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Martha Stewart answered 20 questions for the Financial Times on Thursday, and in one of the questions, Stewart dished on what she's reading right now:...

Presidents' Day History: The Must-Reads Of Presidential Biographies (PHOTOS, POLL)

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth C. Davis

Here is a short list of some of my favorite Presidential biographies -- all what I call "must reads."

Lincoln's Birthday: 9 Essential Books On Our 16th President (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Philip B. Kunhardt III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday today, and to celebrate the life of our 16th president, we've collected some of the best, most essential books about L...

It All Started With a Book and a Curious Little Girl

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Hoenig

There is one young girl who is not only curious about the men and women who made it into history books, but is already, at the age of eight years old, inspiring others with her passion.