Search Results: "Doris Kearns Goodwin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"It's no small achievement to have something new to say on Teddy Roosevelt's presidency, but Goodwin succeeds admirably. A notable, psychologically charged study in leadership."
Swiftly moving account of a friendship that turned sour, broke a political party in two and involved an insistent, omnipresent press corps. Cantor and Boehner? No: Teddy and Taft. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1986

"There are scores of illustrations, many of which look to be candids from family photo albums."
What, at this late date, could possibly be added to the oft-told story of the Kennedy clan? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"A moving drama of patchwork intimacy in the White House, played out against the sweeping tableau of the nation rallying behind a great crusade."
A superb dual portrait of the 32nd President and his First Lady, whose extraordinary partnership steered the nation through the perilous WW II years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Except for the final chapter about her mother's death and her father's subsequent depression and drinking problems, the book falls far short of her compelling historical narratives."
Pulitzer Prize—winning historian Goodwin (No Ordinary Time, 1994, etc.) turns her gaze inward, looking back on a childhood enlivened by books and baseball. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Illuminating and well-written, as are all of Goodwin's presidential studies; a welcome addition to Lincolniana."
Well-practiced historian Goodwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time (1994), examines Abraham Lincoln as a practical politician, focusing on his conversion of rivals to allies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2000

"An all-too-short, manylayered tale that succeeds as a roots memoir, detective story, and revelation of tragically tangled bloodlines."
An American ethnographer's journal of a 1930 sojourn with a band of renegade Apaches living in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, published now for the first time, along with his son's account of travels in his father's footsteps. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A fast-paced, multilayered story of seaside murders separated by three centuries."
Two women murdered in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 301 years apart—one in 1690 and the other in 1991—would seem to have nothing in common, but Goodwin ties both together in her novella. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Superior entertainment."
A shrewd, spirited historical romance with flavors of Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, Upstairs, Downstairs and a dash of People magazine that charts a bumpy marriage of New World money and Old World tradition. Read full book review >

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BREAKING HER FALL by Stephen Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Serious, contemplative, and also slow-moving third from Goodwin (The Blood of Paradise, 1979, etc.)."
A contemporary family drama, filled with angst and redemption. Read full book review >