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    • Team of Rivals

    • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative

    • By JJ on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $75.55

    • No Ordinary Time

    • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 39 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883

    No Ordinary Time describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great at 1.5 speed

    • By Brett on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $75.55

    • Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

    • The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Jim Frangione
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments in the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography. From the moment the author, then a young woman from Harvard, first encountered President Johnson at a White House dance in the spring of 1967, she became fascinated by the man - his character, his enormous energy and drive, and his manner of wielding these gifts in an endless pursuit of power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unfortunately simple slant.

    • By Lynda Rands on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Team of Rivals

    • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction), Richard Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 960
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 973

    We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excessively abridged

    • By R. Beauchamp on 10-17-08

    Regular price: $26.60

    • No Ordinary Time

    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records, Goodwin paints an intimate, detailed portrait not only of the presidency during wartime but also of Franklin and Eleanor themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Personal History

    • By Gregory A. Beale on 03-03-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Bully Pulpit

    • Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that gave power away to the Democrats.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Richard Lee on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • America After the Election

    • By: Charlie Rose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Walter Isaacson, and others
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Tonight on the program, a discussion about where America will be after the election. Charlie is joined by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Walter Isaacson, founder and C.E.O. of the Aspen Institute; Jeff Greenfield of Politico and PBS Newshour Weekend; Kurt Andersen, host of WNYC’s Studio 360; and Cokie Roberts of ABC News.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • My Thoughts Be Bloody

    • The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth
    • By: Nora Titone, Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction and notes)
    • Narrated by: John B. Lloyd
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    My Thoughts Be Bloody, a sweeping family saga, revives an extraordinary figure whose name has been missing, until now, from the story of President Lincoln's death. Edwin Booth, John Wilkes's older brother by four years, was in his day the biggest star of the American stage. Without an account of Edwin Booth, author Nora Titone argues, the real story of Lincoln's assassin has never been told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Tad Davis on 11-30-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Obama's Legacy; Naomie Harris

    • By: Charlie Rose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Naomie Harris
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Tonight on the program, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on President Barack Obama's legacy.

    We conclude with actor Naomie Harris, discussing her most recent movies, "Moonlight" and "Collateral Beauty."

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Leadership in Turbulent Times

    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Wait Till Next Year

    • A Memoir
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. She re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wait Til Next Year

    • By Patricia on 04-25-07

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Lincoln [Portuguese Edition]

    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Areias Herbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ao fazer uma análise do estilo de liderança de Abraham Lincoln, da maneira como ele entendia o comportamento humano e das alianças que construiu em seu governo, a premiada historiadora Doris Kearns Goodwin escreveu uma detalhada biografia política de um dos mais importantes presidentes norte-americanos. Uma obra fundamental para o entendimento da Guerra Civil americana e seus principais personagens.

    Regular price: $24.95