Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Leadership: In Turbulent Times

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint.??USA TODAY ?A book like Leadership should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country and ourselves.??The Washington Post ?We can only hope that a few of Goodwin?s many readers will find in her s NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwi...

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  • David
    Oct 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

    I am grateful to the publisher (Simon & Schuster) and the author (Doris Kearns Goodwin, DKG) for the advanced reader?s copy (ARC) which I received via Goodreads Giveaways. I was particularly excited to receive this book, as it was already at the top of my to-buy list. This certa...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin has produced a fluently written, interesting character study by analyzing the leadership qualities of four U.S. presidents ? Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. It is also a study in the life changing factors that helped d...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin is a great historian and a terrific writer. As in her biographies, this one is well researched, logically organized, and converted into splendid prose. It is undoubtedly true that a few of the quotes appear both here and in the individual biographies, but they are ...

    Pulitzer Prize winner and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin penned another historical gem. And this time it includes lessons on leadership befitting a series of Harvard Business Review articles. In Leadership: In Turbulent Times, Goodwin floats back and forth recounting th...

    This was one of the most compelling nonfiction books I have read in a long time. Ms. Goodwin examines the lives of four American Presidents - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. Specifically, she looks at the characteristics of each of these men ...

  • Drtaxsacto
    Oct 01, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Ngiste
    Oct 19, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Matthew Trevithick
    Oct 15, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

  • TL
    Sep 28, 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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Lorna
    Oct 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Amy
    Aug 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

    I am grateful to the publisher (Simon & Schuster) and the author (Doris Kearns Goodwin, DKG) for the advanced reader?s copy (ARC) which I received via Goodreads Giveaways. I was particularly excited to receive this book, as it was already at the top of my to-buy list. This certa...

  • George P.
    Sep 20, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

  • Joseph Sciuto
    Oct 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

  • Beverly
    Sep 19, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

  • Jean
    Sep 30, 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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Gary Moreau
    Sep 23, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

    I am grateful to the publisher (Simon & Schuster) and the author (Doris Kearns Goodwin, DKG) for the advanced reader?s copy (ARC) which I received via Goodreads Giveaways. I was particularly excited to receive this book, as it was already at the top of my to-buy list. This certa...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin has produced a fluently written, interesting character study by analyzing the leadership qualities of four U.S. presidents ? Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. It is also a study in the life changing factors that helped d...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin is a great historian and a terrific writer. As in her biographies, this one is well researched, logically organized, and converted into splendid prose. It is undoubtedly true that a few of the quotes appear both here and in the individual biographies, but they are ...

  • Michelle Arredondo
    Sep 02, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Ricky
    Oct 07, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

    I am grateful to the publisher (Simon & Schuster) and the author (Doris Kearns Goodwin, DKG) for the advanced reader?s copy (ARC) which I received via Goodreads Giveaways. I was particularly excited to receive this book, as it was already at the top of my to-buy list. This certa...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin has produced a fluently written, interesting character study by analyzing the leadership qualities of four U.S. presidents ? Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. It is also a study in the life changing factors that helped d...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin is a great historian and a terrific writer. As in her biographies, this one is well researched, logically organized, and converted into splendid prose. It is undoubtedly true that a few of the quotes appear both here and in the individual biographies, but they are ...

    Pulitzer Prize winner and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin penned another historical gem. And this time it includes lessons on leadership befitting a series of Harvard Business Review articles. In Leadership: In Turbulent Times, Goodwin floats back and forth recounting th...

  • Cary Giese
    Oct 16, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

    I am grateful to the publisher (Simon & Schuster) and the author (Doris Kearns Goodwin, DKG) for the advanced reader?s copy (ARC) which I received via Goodreads Giveaways. I was particularly excited to receive this book, as it was already at the top of my to-buy list. This certa...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin has produced a fluently written, interesting character study by analyzing the leadership qualities of four U.S. presidents ? Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. It is also a study in the life changing factors that helped d...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin is a great historian and a terrific writer. As in her biographies, this one is well researched, logically organized, and converted into splendid prose. It is undoubtedly true that a few of the quotes appear both here and in the individual biographies, but they are ...

    Pulitzer Prize winner and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin penned another historical gem. And this time it includes lessons on leadership befitting a series of Harvard Business Review articles. In Leadership: In Turbulent Times, Goodwin floats back and forth recounting th...

    This was one of the most compelling nonfiction books I have read in a long time. Ms. Goodwin examines the lives of four American Presidents - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. Specifically, she looks at the characteristics of each of these men ...

    With Doris Kearns Goodwin you never have to worry about the writing or the research. It?s excellent! Her book details the extraordinary ambition, vigor and work ethic of the four consequential Presidents; Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson...

  • Lucas Brandl
    Oct 02, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

    I am grateful to the publisher (Simon & Schuster) and the author (Doris Kearns Goodwin, DKG) for the advanced reader?s copy (ARC) which I received via Goodreads Giveaways. I was particularly excited to receive this book, as it was already at the top of my to-buy list. This certa...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin has produced a fluently written, interesting character study by analyzing the leadership qualities of four U.S. presidents ? Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. It is also a study in the life changing factors that helped d...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin is a great historian and a terrific writer. As in her biographies, this one is well researched, logically organized, and converted into splendid prose. It is undoubtedly true that a few of the quotes appear both here and in the individual biographies, but they are ...

    Pulitzer Prize winner and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin penned another historical gem. And this time it includes lessons on leadership befitting a series of Harvard Business Review articles. In Leadership: In Turbulent Times, Goodwin floats back and forth recounting th...

    This was one of the most compelling nonfiction books I have read in a long time. Ms. Goodwin examines the lives of four American Presidents - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. Specifically, she looks at the characteristics of each of these men ...

    With Doris Kearns Goodwin you never have to worry about the writing or the research. It?s excellent! Her book details the extraordinary ambition, vigor and work ethic of the four consequential Presidents; Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson...

    Having read Team of Rivals, I had no doubt that this book would be well written. My only question going in was whether it would be a truly inspired effort by Doris Kearns Goodwin or simply an attempt to cash in on her previous research on these four Presidents, combining her previous b...

  • Porter Broyles
    Oct 06, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

  • Charles
    Oct 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    I have read every book that Doris Kearns Goodwin has written. She is one of my favorites. So, I was excited when I heard this book would soon be published. Because she has written about all of these men before, I worried that it might just be the reworking of past material, but I was w...

    3.5 stars - enjoyable read about how these four incredible leaders did what they did, and what motivated them. Much was learned, much was underlined. ...

    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. ...

    I won a copy of "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" on Goodreads First Reads. This book gives me hope that their are great leaders out there and that this time in our history will pass. ...

    I am grateful to the publisher (Simon & Schuster) and the author (Doris Kearns Goodwin, DKG) for the advanced reader?s copy (ARC) which I received via Goodreads Giveaways. I was particularly excited to receive this book, as it was already at the top of my to-buy list. This certa...

    Doris Kearns Goodwin has produced a fluently written, interesting character study by analyzing the leadership qualities of four U.S. presidents ? Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. It is also a study in the life changing factors that helped d...