Doris Kearns Goodwin Visits A House Divided
October 30th at 12:30pm (Central)

Leadership in Turbulent Times

Join us online on October 30th at 12:30 pm (Central) when we welcome Doris Kearns Goodwin to A House Divided. Daniel Weinberg, owner and president of Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. will talk with her about her latest book. Leadership in Turbulent Times. 

A House Divided, the Lincoln and Civil War show on the Author’s Voice® network, airs live on the Author’s Voice Facebook page and at Viewers can leave advance questions for Doris Kearns Goodwin at If you’re watching live, you can use the Comments feature on Facebook to share your question. If you miss the broadcast, you can watch it anytime at and on our YouTube channel.

Ordering Options

You have two choices if you want a book.

If you’d like to get your book now, you can order it from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. We’ll send it along now, and send you a bookplate after the show airs on October 30th.

If you’d like your copy signed by Doris Kearns Goodwin, please order at the Author’s Voice web site. We’ll send it along after the show airs on October 30th.

If you’d like to come to the signing after the broadcast, click here to get your book and ticket. You will need a ticket to attend; this is a private event.

We regret that due to time restraints we are unable to offer personalized copies of Leadership in Turbulent Times.

About Leadership in Turbulent Times

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.

Leadership in Turbulent Times  tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times.

No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.

This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.

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