Massachusetts Historical Society

June 6, 2024

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Ave. | Boston

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Dinner Program


Doris Kearns Goodwin

American Historian and Author

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin is a renowned American historian and author, widely recognized for her expertise in presidential history and leadership. With a career spanning over five decades, Goodwin has written numerous critically acclaimed books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which served as the basis for Steven Spielberg’s film, Lincoln. Known for her meticulous research and captivating storytelling, Goodwin is one of the most trusted voices in American history, offering insightful analysis and shedding light on the lives and legacies of some of the nation’s most influential leaders. Her ability to connect the past with the present has made her a sought-after commentator and speaker, inspiring audiences with her deep understanding of the complexities of leadership and the lessons we can learn from history.

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