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Doris Kearns Goodwin to address NACDS Annual Meeting

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ARLINGTON, Va. — World-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will share her highly captivating and widely applicable leadership insights with attendees at the 2019 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Goodwin will speak at the Business Program on Sunday, April 28.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Having just experienced the exceptionally moving reflection of President George H.W. Bush’s life, it is particularly timely that we are announcing that Doris Kearns Goodwin will join us at the NACDS Annual Meeting,” said NACDS president and chief executive officer Steven Anderson. “Americans are fascinated by the Presidency, and by insights about the humanity and leadership of those who hold the office. Doris Kearns Goodwin is known as the person uniquely capable of making their lives and their legacies accessible to all.”

Of particular interest given shifting dynamics across industries and throughout the political and public policy arenas, Goodwin will be able to share first-hand the takeaways from Leadership in Turbulent Times. Published in September 2018, this book – her seventh – presents a road map for aspiring and established leaders, based on her study of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Goodwin’s five-decade career began when she, as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard, was selected to join the White House Fellows leadership and public service program. Her work with President Johnson in the White House ultimately would lead to her role in assisting him in the writing of his memoirs.

She was awarded her Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt – The Home Front in World War II. Among her other works that have led to acclaim and popularity is the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which served as the basis for Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln.

In addition to her work as a historian and as a frequently-appearing commentator in the media, Goodwin has contributed insights on other topics of national interest – including baseball. She appeared in Ken Burns’ documentary The History of Baseball, and in 1979 she was the first woman to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room.



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