2015 Speaker: Doris Kearns Goodwin
7-9 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015
Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort
Doors open at 6:45 a.m.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m.: $125 per person.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She has written six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.
The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the tumultuous first decade of the Progressive era. Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the book. Spielberg and Goodwin worked together on Lincoln, based in part on Goodwin’s award-winning Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which illuminates Lincoln’s political genius.
Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and she has written the best sellers Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, adapted into an award-winning, five-part TV miniseries.
Goodwin earned a doctorate in government at Harvard University, where she taught government and a course on the American presidency. She served as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson and later helped him prepare his memoirs.
Goodwin resides in Concord, Mass., with her husband, the writer, presidential adviser, speechwriter and playwright Richard N. Goodwin.