Doris Kearns Goodwin on What Makes for Great Presidential Leadership

Throughout the history of the United States, the country has survived many turbulent times. Some would argue we’re experiencing a very turbulent era right now. But over the last 230 years, leadership in the White House has not always risen to the occasion. The presidents who have effectively led the nation out of trying times all seem to share some key attributes.

That is the subject of the new book “Leadership in Turbulent Times” by Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who joins us in discussion.

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