Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN

Brief Biography

Biography

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She is the author of six critically acclaimed and The New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (November, 2013). Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film and television rights to the book.

Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Goodwin previously worked together on Lincoln, based in part on Ms. Goodwin’s award-winning Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, for which Daniel Day-Lewis earned an Academy Award® for is portrayal of Lincoln.

Ms. Goodwin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. She also authored Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, which was adapted into an award-winning TV miniseries.

Ms. Goodwin is well known for her appearances and commentary on television, including Ken Burns' highly acclaimed PBS series The History of Baseball and most recently Mr. Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

She served as an assistant to President Johnson in his last year in the White House, and later assisted him in the preparation of his memoirs.

Ms. Goodwin is married to Richard N. Goodwin, and they live in Concord, Massachusetts. Ms. Goodwin was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room, and is a devoted fan of the World Series-winning team.


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