2016 Lincoln Leadership Prize Recipients
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She is the author of six critically acclaimed, The New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. She received the Lincoln Prize and Inaugural Book Prize for American History for her book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, an epic tome that illuminates Lincoln’s political genius. Ms. Goodwin worked together with filmmaker Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner on the film Lincoln, which was based in part on her book, Team of Rivals.
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 bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys.
Ms. Goodwin is a frequent television guest on shows such as, The Charlie Rose Show, Meet the Press, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, and The Tonight Show.
Ms. Goodwin graduated magna cum laude from Colby College and earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her honors include the: National Endowment for the Humanities’ Charles Frankel Prize, Sarah Josepha Hale Medal, New England Book Award, Carl Sandburg Literary Award and Ohioana Book Award. She was named a White House Fellow working with President Lyndon Johnson and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.