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Doris Kearns Goodwin is an award-winning author and historian.
Goodwin went to Washington, D.C., as a White House Fellow in 1967 during the Johnson administration, working as his assistant and with his memoirs. In 1975 she married Richard N. Goodwin, who had worked in the Johnson and Kennedy administration as an adviser and a speechwriter. Goodwin taught government at Harvard for ten years, including a course on the American Presidency.
Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During World War II”. Goodwin received an honorary L.H.D. from Bates College in 1998. Goodwin won the 2005 Lincoln Prize (for best book about the American Civil War) for “Team of Rivals”, a book about Abraham Lincoln’s Presidential Cabinet.
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