Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Leadership: In Turbulent Times

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an 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 mak In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris...

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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tom Gase
    Nov 14, 2018
    Look, to most people, this book will be at least a four-star rating? Why is it a 3 for me then? Well it's because I feel although this book is written very well and researched even better, it's just a combination or cliff notes of a few other books written by her that are outstanding. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Richard
    Oct 01, 2018
    Having read and enjoyed Kearns Goodwin's books on FDR, Lincoln, and LBJ I was curious to see how this book would be. This one did not disappoint in most respects. As with the other 3 books her narrative style of history telling in a relatively direct prose makes for engaging reading...
  • 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...
  • Kaye
    Nov 11, 2018
    Doris Kearns Goodwin has written a wonderful book about the leadership qualities of four presidents, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. All four were different, influenced by different ideas, and were outstanding leaders. I learned so...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Dustin
    Oct 28, 2018
    Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of my favorite authors and her newest work, Leadership: In Turbulent Times, does not disappoint. As we live in a time of extreme divisiveness, currently void of presidential leadership, I found this extremely encouraging. Definitely a book that matches the n...
  • 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...
  • Donald Powell
    Oct 21, 2018
    I loved this book. I think it is maybe her best yet. She knew all four of these men (Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, F.D.R., and L.B.J.) so well they all came freshly, and meaningfully alive. "By, for and of the people" was a resounding theme in her comparison and dissection of who they w...
  • 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...
  • Barbara Switzer
    Oct 10, 2018
    The writing is clear and flows smoothly. I especially liked the first two segments that detail the beginnings of motivation and overcoming struggles. I found that the last sections about Lyndon Johnson tended to idealize him and skip over some of the realities such as his ending as a v...
  • 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...
  • Brian Willis
    Oct 02, 2018
    Goodwin takes her 5 decades of research into the presidencies of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and LBJ and distills it into a tightly focused examination of the quality of leadership under challenging circumstances. The book is divided into three sections, where Goodwin gives each ...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Arredondo
    Sep 02, 2018
    An interesting read. I have never been the History buff . Not my forte in school either. I wanted to read this book because American History..mainly of the Presidents...was one of the subjects my grandfather enjoyed reading. I wanted to give it a go. I did. I found this book to be q...
  • Northumberland
    Oct 24, 2018
    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 recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders b...
  • Porter Broyles
    Oct 06, 2018
    When I look at books I consider three principal factors: 1. How well written is it? This book is very well written. Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and deservedly so. All of her books are very well written. 2. How interesting is the subject? Lincoln, Teddy, FDR, ...