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Doris Kearns Goodwin at ALPM

October 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prize-winning historian will discuss newest book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times.”

Her appearance, presented by the ALPLM and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, benefits the foundation’s campaign to give rare Lincoln items, such as the president’s hat and gloves, a permanent home at the presidential library.

Goodwin is the author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” one of the most acclaimed Lincoln books ever. She has also written extensively about Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.

Her new book, which will be published in September, draws lessons from all four men to examine the nature of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership?

“After five decades of studying presidential history, examining these four men through the lens of leadership allowed me to discover so many new things about them that I felt as if I was meeting them for the first time. Their stories have provided me a lifetime of joy as an historian and continue to be a source of great inspiration,” Goodwin says.

Goodwin’s appearance includes a reception from 5-6 p.m. and a public presentation at 6:30, with a variety of ticket options:

  • The Benefactor level ($1,000) includes a reception and photo opportunity with Goodwin, a personalized signature in a first edition of “Leadership in Turbulent Times” and premier seating at her presentation in the museum plaza.
  • The Supporter level ($200) includes the reception, a pre-signed coy of the book and preferred seating.
  • General Admission Plus ($50) offers a copy of her book with a signed bookplate and admission to her public presentation.
  • Finally, General Admission to Goodwin’s presentation is $25 (standing room only).

The number of tickets is limited. Visit www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov and click on “Special Event Reservations” to purchase tickets.

“Doris is an incredible scholar and writer, and I am very excited about her new book. It is sure to join her long list of truly amazing works that have added tremendously to our understanding and appreciation of the presidency,” said Alan Lowe, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. “I am very proud that she is joining us here in Springfield.”

Foundation CEO Dr. Carla Knorowski said: “As a Life Director of our Foundation board, Doris has always been supportive of the Library and Museum and our efforts to preserve and share Abraham Lincoln’s rich and enduring legacy with the world. Doris choosing to come to the ALPLM and help us raise much-needed funds for our collection speaks to her unwavering commitment to history, Lincoln and the ALPLM. We are truly grateful.”



October 29, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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