Thursday, October 11, 2012

Doris Kearns Goodwin



It's great how you stumble upon with amazing stuff in Internet that you would never thought about. The last couple of days I have  been un subscribing from my friends status updates on Facebook, I believe knowing too much personal stuff of peoples life isn't healthy at all. On the other hand I've added many interesting pages to the social netwok's feed, NASA and The New York Times among others. So now every time I log in to Facebook I have a mix of really interesting stories and news instead of food and travel pictures. Thanks to this change, I found this interview With J.K.Rowling, author of Harry Potter. One of the question was this:
What was the last truly great book you read?

“Team of Rivals,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I lived in it the way that you do with truly great books; putting it down with glazed eyes and feeling disconcerted to find yourself in the 21st century. I met the author at a reception in the American Embassy in London last year, and I was so excited that I was bobbing up and down on the spot like a 5-year-old.

I haven't read Harry Potter, nor watched the movies but it's always interesting to know what do famous writers read. I knew nothing about Doris Kearns Goodwin so I google it, and one of the first results was this TED talk she gave back in 2008 about Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson. What a discovery.


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

944 pages
Published by Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (October 25, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0684824906
ISBN-13: 978-0684824901

Available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP