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Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak at library event
September 7, 1998

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver the keynote address at the October 18 rededication ceremonies for the Homer Babbidge Library.

Goodwin is the author of four books: Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, the Pulitzer Prize-winning No Ordinary Time, the story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Wait Till Next Year, A Memoir, which recalls her childhood in Brooklyn in the 1950s.

She is currently working on a book about the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln, and is a frequent speaker on leadership and the American presidency.

Goodwin is a regular contributor to The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. She also has made regular appearances on 5 on 5, a weekly public affairs program on Boston's ABC affiliate, WCVB.

A devoted baseball fan, she was the first woman journalist to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room and was a consultant for the Ken Burns documentary Baseball.

Mark J. Roy