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Ten Evenings

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Ten Evenings is presented by Bank of America

“Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.”


Doris Kearns Goodwin is a renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. In her illuminating exploration, Leadership in Turbulent Times, she draws upon the extraordinary and inspiring qualities of four presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others.

Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to her bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. She earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award–winning film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, the New York Times bestselling chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

“We can only hope that a few of Goodwin’s many readers will find in her subjects’ examples a margin of inspiration and a resolve to steer the country to a better place.”


Book Signing

Join us in the Music Hall Foyer after the lecture to get your book signed or personalized. Books will be available for sale at the event from White Whale Bookstore.

Sponsored by Jewish Healthcare Foundation
With additional support from Rodef Shalom

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Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


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Carnegie Music Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


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