National Press Club

Acclaimed presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses "Leadership in Turbulent Times" at NPC Luncheon today

November 4, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will share her seventh and latest book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday.

In her book, Goodwin revisits the four presidents she has studied most closely – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson – to explore the shared traits, values, and abilities that afforded each of these men the opportunity to sit in the country’s highest office, and provide a modern-day road map for the leaders of the future.

Lunch will be served in the ballroom at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Goodwin will sign copies of her book after the program concludes.

Tickets are $25 for Club members (Club members may purchase two tickets at this price) and $39 for the general public. They can be purchased here.

Proceeds from book sales will benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, so we kindly ask that you leave all outside books and memorabilia at home.


Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m. – Luncheon with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie

Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. – Book event with Bill Lord, author of “50 Years After Vietnam”

Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. – Book event with Joanna Breyer, author of “When Your Child is Sick”

Nov. 15, 10:00 a.m. – Newsmaker on impeachment, indictment and the 25th Amendment

Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. – Book event with Marvin Kalb, author of “Enemy of the People”