Doris Kearns Goodwin’s latest book is — sit down — a love story.

About the love between a man and a woman, both writers, both steeped in the lore and values of the 1960s. About the love of words shared by husband and wife, both masters in the mobilization of words in the service of thought and action. About the love of historical research, in this case demonstrated by a joint examination of 300 boxes of documents, drafts, and the personal flotsam accumulated over the course of a marriage played out in the arena of American politics. And about the love of America, its past and future, its struggles and promise.

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