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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin was born on January 4, 1943 in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, USA as Doris Helen Kearns. She is known for her work on Lincoln (2012), Charlie Rose (1991) and All In: The Poker Movie (2009). She has been married to Richard N. Goodwin since December 14, 1975. They have three children. See full bio »
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Release of her book, "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism". See more »

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Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep. His 'eyes would sparkle with fun', one old-timer remembered, 'and when he had reached the point in his narrative which invariably invoked the laughter of the crowd, nobody's enjoyment was greater than his'. His ability to counter ... See more »


Received the 2006 Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement from the Lincoln Forum. See more »

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