One of the reasons why we know this book will be popular in Columbia is because last November Doris Kearns Goodwin delivered a spell-binding address to a packed house in Jesse Auditorium, on the MU campus, and this book was the basis of the talk. It was riveting stuff; the audience hung on every word she spoke. In the book she draws on her studies of the presidents whose lives she has written about to such acclaim - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson - and extrapolates from the lives of these complex and very different men certain lessons and principles about leadership. The book provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. (And, in today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a particular significance.)
To whet your appetite a little more, we’re attaching below a video of an conversation that Skylark’s owner, Alex George, had with Doris Kearns Goodwin the morning after her address in Jesse Hall. Our thanks to the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, who brought Ms. Kearns Goodwin to Columbia and arranged for the conversation to be recorded.
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