Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Leadership: In Turbulent Times

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? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely?Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)?to show how they re Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does...

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Title:Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Author:Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Genres:History
ISBN:Leadership in Turbulent Times
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:473 pages pages

Leadership: In Turbulent Times Reviews

  • Maria
    Nov 15, 2018
    Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Lyndon Johnson all knew from a young age that they wanted to leave their mark on the world, they faced setbacks before becoming President that helped mold them into the leaders that they were. They all faced unique challenges, crises of the nation that...
  • Linda
    Nov 06, 2018
    Very east to read book highlighting moments in presidential history when selected presidents faced opposition or conflict. This book revolves around the presidents that Ms. Goodwin has already researched, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. I hi...
  • Elizabeth S
    Jan 08, 2019
    As with the other DKG books that I've read, this is excellent and easy to read. I learned the most about LBJ (since I previously read biographies of the other three). History seems to have forgotten his amazing domestic achievements due to the mess of his foreign policy decisions. I ap...
  • Pam
    Dec 07, 2018
    I enjoyed listening to this book read by different excellent readers for each president. The author has such a vast knowledge about Lincoln, Johnson, and both Roosevelts which made this an insightful look into presidential leadership. ...
  • Drtaxsacto
    Oct 01, 2018
    I like Kearns Goodwin - anyone who can write convincingly on everything from baseball to superb biographies of leaders has to have something going. But this book is not close to one of her best. Its subjects should not have been a surprise - KG has written individual biographies of eac...
  • Lynne
    Jan 13, 2019
    When Doris Kearns Goodwin has a new book, I'm always interested in checking it out at the very least. This time I was lucky enough to look at the audio book first. Through the lives of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, Goodwin illustrates what ...
  • Tony
    Oct 15, 2018
    LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES. (2018). Doris Kearns Goodwin. ***1/2. Ms. Kearns is a former winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her study of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. She has taken the opportunity to select her four favorite presidents ? the ones she has studied the most ? and...
  • Bryan Craig
    Oct 17, 2018
    What makes a great leader? Are they born or bred? These are some of the questions Goodwin asks the reader. I really liked how Goodwin organized the material in her study of four great presidents: Lincoln, TR, FDR, and LBJ. She unpacks important traits of their childhood, how they recov...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    Oct 29, 2018
    Doris Kearns Goodwin breathes life into material that she's mined before. This audio version benefits from the contribution of four well known actors, each representing a president she had researched in depth (i.e., Beau Bridges reads the sections on LBJ). Since that research was so im...
  • Ngiste
    Oct 19, 2018
    Top notch history, made even more interesting because of the comparative story telling and the leadership commentary. Highly recommend the audiobook as the readers are very good. ...
  • Katy
    Dec 26, 2018
    I came away impressed with all four presidents, but my opinion of Lyndon Johnson was increased the most. Probably because I knew the least about him going into the book and I was impressed with him as a leader and person. An awesome read. ...
  • Teri
    Dec 24, 2018
    Doris Kearns Goodwin profiles four past presidents who endured tumultuous times during their administrations. Abraham Lincoln had to work through warring factions in the US to see the Emancipation Proclamation become law. Teddy Roosevelt had to deal with a miners strike. FDR took over ...
  • Ctgt
    Oct 13, 2018
    Kearns takes a look at four presidents- Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson and presents what she believes made them great leaders. The book is broken in to 3 parts; 1. The early years, 2. a pivotal professional moment and 3. a specific time when they ea...
  • Randal White
    Nov 06, 2018
    Another outstanding book from my favorite author! ...
  • TL
    Sep 28, 2018
    I received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. --- Short review since head is still on the mend (better than yesterday at least) The author is the history teacher I would have loved to have in high-school(aside from one in m...
  • Jenna (Bookiemoji)
    Aug 17, 2018
    Brilliant. I learned something about each president in their respective chapters. But became a bit muddled and long-winded when the author spoke by topic in the later half of the book and jumped between each president, sometimes mid-thought. Regardless, this is a very important book th...
  • Chris Witkowski
    Oct 26, 2018
    This book reminds me of a doctoral thesis, with the subject being the analysis of the personal characteristics that make a good leader in trying times. She provides case studies of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. She examines th...
  • Lorna
    Oct 09, 2018
    Leadership: In Turbulent Times is a powerful look at the qualities of leadership exhibited, each in their own way, and as determined by history and the unique crises and challenges faced by four transformational presidents - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and ...
  • Bob
    Dec 02, 2018
    Summary: A study of how four presidents led the nation during turbulent times, tracing their awakening leadership ambitions, the adversity that formed their character, and lessons from how they led. What distinguishes great leadership from the ordinary or the mediocre? Are leaders b...
  • Dan Graser
    Sep 24, 2018
    With characteristic erudition and thoroughness, Doris Kearns Goodwin achieves an answer to the main questions she was asking with this book: ?Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times...
  • George P.
    Sep 20, 2018
    The best way to study leadership is to study leaders. How they exercised influence in their contexts provides examples of how we can do so in ours. For this reason, it is paramount for leaders to be well-versed in biography and history, the knowledge of people and their times. Doris...
  • Dick Reynolds
    Dec 22, 2018
    Ms. Goodwin gives us splendid portraits of four American presidents who led our country decisively and successfully through terrible events. Although it?s historical nonfiction the stories read like fine novels with memorable characters and exciting plots. The book is organized in...
  • Joseph Sciuto
    Oct 13, 2018
    What a wonderful, wonderful book by the brilliant Doris Kearns Goodwin. Over the last couple of decades and especially now, I have asked myself, "Where have you gone George Washington, Abe Lincoln, T.R., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry Truman and in a sense "Leadership in Turbulen...
  • Faith
    Oct 05, 2018
    This book has mini biographies of four presidents selected by the author as exemplars of leadership abilities: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. There is a chapter for each, under each of three themes: ambition and early recognition of leadersh...
  • Donna Wetzel
    Aug 31, 2018
    Thank you Goodreads and Doris Kearns Goodwin for my free copy of Leadership: In Turbulent Times. This is an excellent book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Ms. Goodwin has the ability to take complicated subject matter and transform it into easy to read and understand text. She is a...
  • Jean
    Sep 30, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I also learned a few things about presidents, I have read many of their biographies. I am a big fan of Goodwin. She states she started working on this book in 2013 and it took her five years to research and write. I felt that the release of the book a...
  • Alan Tomkins-Raney
    Dec 11, 2018
    Goodwin, a gifted writer and esteemed historian, structured this book as a series of case studies in presidential leadership. Her subjects for our consideration are Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. The book is divided into three sectio...
  • Bruce Katz
    Aug 20, 2018
    3.75 (yes, I know it?s silly, but it feels right). Goodwin is to my mind a national treasure. Her earlier books hold pride of place on my shelves. This new book, however, simply didn?t move me as much. I?m not sure when she decided to write it ? I understand that years of resea...
  • Russ
    Nov 15, 2018
    Switching gears from mystery to history. Four presidents from the time they were young men before their political aspirations were full blown. Lincoln, arguably the greatest President of all. His compassion, even in the most difficult of times was an example to all. Teddy Roosevel...
  • Barbara Hoff
    Nov 27, 2018
    Goodwin so clearly shows that though none of the four presidents she discusses were perfect, they all had leadership qualities that enabled them to be outstanding leaders in specific areas for which they will always be remembered. It really shows just how sadly we are currently lacking...