Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

They say...

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of 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 leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

I say...

Insights into four presidents with unique leadership skills. The book is more of a insightful view into these important presidents than a general treatment on leadership broadly. Read it to learn these insights into these four men; Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. In particular, I'm reminded in the reading just how critical and impactful Johnson was to civil rights and improvements for the poor in America. His poor Vietnam leadership often overshadows these critical domestic achievements.