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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)


Doris Kearns Goodwin
Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning, New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm

The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches will present presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Noon, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Ms. Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, former sports journalist, and political commentator. She is often called upon by the news media and late night TV hosts as well as companies, educational institutions and nonprofits to discuss leadership and provide historical context for current day.

Ms. Goodwin’s career as a presidential historian and author was inspired when as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard she was selected to join the White House Fellows, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. At the White House celebration of the newly chosen Fellows, she found herself sharing the dance floor with President Johnson. He told her he wanted her to be assigned directly to him in the White House. But it was not to be that simple. For like many young people, she had been active in the anti-Vietnam War movement and had co-authored an article that called for the removal of LBJ, published in the New Republic several days after the White House dance. Despite this, LBJ said: “Bring her down here for a year and if I can’t win her over no one can.” She worked with Johnson in the White House and later assisted him in the writing of his memoirs.

Ms. Goodwin’s work for President Johnson launched her career as a presidential historian. Her first book was Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Homefront in World War II. She earned the Lincoln Prize for Team of Rivals, in part the basis for Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, about the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her last book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times was the inspiration for the History Channel docuseries on Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, which she executive produced.


Her latest book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s, will be available for purchase at the event thanks to a partnership with Pyramid Books. 

This event is now SOLD OUT. Please email info@forumclubpb.com to be placed on the waiting list. 




Member Tickets: $55
Applicant Tickets: $65
Guest Tickets: $80
Public Tickets: $125
Event-to-Event Table (10): $700
Event-to-Event Half Table (5): $350
Full Season Table (10): $550
Half Season Table (5): $275
Member Virtual Ticket: $25
Non-Member Virtual Ticket: $30

Ticket orders may also be made by phone to Nadia Spivak at (561) 881-9977. Please note that all reservations are final. No refunds, credits or exchanges will be provided.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts -- Cohen Pavilion
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
Event Contact
Nadia Spivak
(561) 881-9977
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Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
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