Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.” Winner of the Carnegie Medal, “The Bully Pulpit” is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has acquired the film and television rights to the book.

Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Goodwin previously worked together on “Lincoln,” based in part on her award-winning “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” an epic tome that illuminates Lincoln's political genius. “Team of Rivals” was awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize, the inaugural Book Prize for American History, and, in 2016, Ms. Goodwin was the first historian to receive the Lincoln Leadership Prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

Ms. Goodwin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II,” and is the author of the best sellers “Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream” and “The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys,” which was adapted into an award-winning five-part TV miniseries. Her newest book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times” comes out this September.

Well known for her appearances and commentary on television, Ms. Goodwin is seen frequently on television networks including NBC, MSNBC, CBS, FOX, CNN and ABC. She has served as a consultant and has been interviewed extensively for PBS and HISTORY Channel’s documentaries on Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, the Kennedy family, and on Ken Burns’ “The History of Baseball” and “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.”

Ms. Goodwin graduated magna cum laude from Colby College and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She earned a doctor of philosophy degree in government from Harvard University, where she taught government, including a course on the American presidency.