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Friday, September 21, 2018 8:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN for a discussion of her highly anticipated latest book, "Leadership: In Turbulent Times." In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely--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. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.