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Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pulitzer Prize winning historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize winning historian. She received her Ph.d from Harvard University where she taught for a number of years. Her work as an assistant to Lyndon Johnson in his last year in the White House led to her first book, Lyndon Johnson & the American Dream which became a bestseller. She followed up in 1987 with the political bestseller, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, which was made into a six-hour ABC miniseries. Her next book, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Home Front During World War II, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in April 1995. Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir followed in 1997.
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, published in October 2005, reached #1 on the New York Times Best-Seller List, won the 2006 Lincoln Prize and the New York Historical Society Book Prize. Steven Spielberg is developing a feature film about the book, set to star Liam Neeson as Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary.
Ms. Goodwin is a frequent commentator on television and was the first journalist to enter the Red Sox locker room.