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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Called “America’s historian-in-chief” by New York magazine, Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author. She has written six New York Times best sellers and is currently preparing a book about presidential leadership. Goodwin worked with Steven Spielberg on his film Lincoln, which was partly based on her book Team of Rivals. She has also been interviewed extensively for several documentaries and by Ken Burns for his PBS series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.

Goodwin frequently appears on television and has taught government at Harvard University, where she received a doctoral degree. In addition to serving as a White House Fellow under President Johnson, she became his assistant and eventually helped him prepare his memoirs. Goodwin is the recipient of numerous honors, among them the Charles Frankel Prize given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, and the Carl Sandburg Literary Award.