Business Book Roundtable presents "The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
November 21, 2013: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
We will dive into Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Bully Pulpit, which tells story of the 1912 presidential election, exploring the dynamic between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd
$35 members / $40 non-members
Doris Kearns Goodwin (Speaker)
Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln". She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II" and is also the author of the bestseller "Wait Till Next Year", "The Fizgeralds and the Kennedys", and "Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream". She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin.
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.