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Leadership in turbulent times

By: Judy Menish

Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author, uses her considerable research skills and storytelling capabilities to give us a profile of four American presidents who became great leaders of this country during very difficult times. From Abraham Lincoln, through the Roosevelts and, finally, Lyndon Johnson, we hear amazing stories and facts in her 2018 book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times.”

Lincoln and Johnson came from humble beginnings; the Roosevelts from wealth.

Each man suffered personal tragedy which could have “done him in.” It would be years before a...


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