The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and ...

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416547860

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

This is the story of a pioneering President, a powerful firendship, and the first ever band of intrepid investigative reporters. The Bully Pulpit blends scholarly rigour with spellbinding narrative.

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0670921009

Category: Political Science

Page: 910

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In the Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin showed how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions. Now she turns to the birth of America's Progressive Era - that heady time at the turn of the twentieth century when the US was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. This is the story of a pioneering President, a powerful firendship, and the first ever band of intrepid investigative reporters. The Bully Pulpit blends scholarly rigour with spellbinding narrative. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin's chronicle of the Civil War, it is destined to become a classic. Praise for Team of Rivals 'A wonderful book . . . a remarkable study in leadership.' Barack Obama 'The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational.' Jon Snow 'I have not enjoyed a history book as much for years.' Robert Harris 'A fabulously engrossing, exciting narrative in the grand old style . . . overflowing with colour and character.' Dominic Sandbrook 'A brilliant book . . . I couldn't get enough of it.' Sir Alex Ferguson
Categories: Political Science

John Reed

John Reed

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (New York: Simon & Schuster), p. 482. 8. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, ...

Author: Kenneth Z. Chutchian

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476676975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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John Reed was one of America's most dynamic journalists during the World War I decade. An unabashed advocate for the working class and an outspoken critic of capitalism, Reed was a star reporter before his relentless crusade turned him into a target of the U.S. government. Reed set the standard for descriptive writing at labor strikes in New Jersey and Colorado, in Mexico while riding with Pancho Villa, in Germany's trenches, and in Russia. America had no shortage of rebels, socialists, anarchists and revolutionaries at that time--but with his outsized personality and command of language and audiences, Reed may have been the most dangerous rebel of them all. Neither adversaries nor allies expected Reed to go the distance (or to Russia) with his convictions. He seemed to enjoy life and merriment too much to sacrifice everything for a second American revolution. But they all underestimated the anger that fueled him, the memory of a father who sacrificed his reputation to fight white-collar crime. This career biography details Reed's extraordinary decade before his death at age 32--a chaotic period of constant movement and remarkable accomplishment--while placing him in context among those who shaped him and touching upon the people with whom he worked.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Every Four Years

Every Four Years

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing

ISBN: 1593730063

Category: Mass media

Page: 48

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Categories: Mass media

Team of Rivals

Team of Rivals

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0606394036

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This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.
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Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream

In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, she traces the 36th president’s life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, ...

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497683853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

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With a new foreword: The New York Times–bestselling biography of President Lyndon Johnson from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Team of Rivals. Featuring a 2018 foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning political historian that celebrates a reappraisal of Lyndon Johnson’s legacy five decades after his presidency, from the vantage point of our current, profoundly altered political culture and climate, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s extraordinary and insightful biography draws from meticulous research in addition to the author’s time spent working at the White House from 1967 to 1969. After Johnson’s term ended, Goodwin remained his confidante and assisted in the preparation of his memoir. In Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, she traces the 36th president’s life from childhood to his early days in politics, and from his leadership of the Senate to his presidency, analyzing his dramatic years in the White House, including both his historic domestic triumphs and his failures in Vietnam. Drawing on personal anecdotes and candid conversation with Johnson, Goodwin paints a rich and complicated portrait of one of our nation’s most compelling politicians in “the most penetrating, fascinating political biography I have ever read” (The New York Times).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Bully Pulpit

The Bully Pulpit

Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism Doris Kearns Goodwin. mode of investigative reporting that provided the necessary conditions to make a genuine bully pulpit of the American presidency.

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451673791

Category: History

Page: 928

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One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue” (Associated Press). Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine—Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White—teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S.S. McClure. Goodwin’s narrative is founded upon a wealth of primary materials. The correspondence of more than four hundred letters between Roosevelt and Taft begins in their early thirties and ends only months before Roosevelt’s death. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds of letters to one another, kept journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a personal aide to both Roosevelt and Taft, provide an intimate view of both men. The Bully Pulpit, like Goodwin’s brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of history—an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals.
Categories: History

Leadership

Leadership

Are leaders born or made? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 1432869213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 920

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"Goodwin offers an ... exploration into 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 man make the times or do the times make the man? In [this book], Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders"--Dust jacket flap.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wait Till Next Year

Wait Till Next Year

We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin's early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of ...

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1568955413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball. She re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin's early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges. Most important, Goodwin describes with eloquence how the Dodgers' leaving Brooklyn in 1957, and the death of her mother soon after, marked both the end of an era and, for her, the end of childhood.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Roosevelt s Revolt

Roosevelt s Revolt

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism, p. xii. 13. White. The Autobiography of William Allen White, p. 428. 14. Denver Post, April 27, 2012. 15. www.history.com/topics/titanic. 16.

Author: John C. Skipper

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632193

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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 The presidential election of 1912 was the only one whose candidates included an incumbent president, a former president and a future president. Theodore Roosevelt, in the Oval Office from 1901 to 1909, chose not to run again. When his former Secretary of War, William Howard Taft, took controversial actions as his successor, Roosevelt challenged him for the 1912 Republican nomination. Taft emerged as the nominee and Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate on the Progressive (Bull Moose) ticket, causing a split in the GOP that allowed Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win the presidency. The author examines the election in detail and traces the effects of Roosevelt’s actions on the Republican Party for decades. Appendices detail Republican primary results and all of the parties’ platforms and provide a summary of presidential assassinations and attempts.
Categories: Political Science