Thursday, October 11, 2012

Doris Kearns Goodwin

It's great how you can end up watching amazing stuff in Internet without knowing about it. These days I have  unsubscribed from all my friends status updates on Facebook, I was just tired of knowing so much personal stuff of peoples life's. On the other hand I added many interesting pages to the social netwoks feed, NASA and The New York Times among others. So now every time I login to Facebook I have a mix of really interesting things where I found this interview With J.K.Rowling, author of Harry Potter. I haven't read the books nor watched the movies but it's always interesting to know which are the people that inspired such successful writers. Here one of the questions of the interview:
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 though, ¿who is Doris Kearns Goodwin? So I just Google it and one of the first results was this TED talk she gave back in 2008 about Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson. Just an awesome woman. Added to favorites. Here his latest book:

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
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

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