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    September 17, 2018
    WRITERS ON A NEW ENGLAND STAGE presents Bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and “America’s Historian-in-Chief”* Doris Kearns Goodwin with her new book LEADERSHIP: In Turbulent Times

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin returns to The Music Hall for a third time as part of the Writers on a New England Stage series on Friday, September 28. She will talk about her new book, LEADERSHIP: In Turbulent Times, a culmination of her five decades of work in presidential history. Combining her signature storytelling with essential lessons from four of our nation’s presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson—Goodwin explores their unique journeys as they navigated and grew through adversity, and she analyzes how they emerged to confront the challenges and contours of their times.

    The 7pm event includes an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Lauren Chooljian, NHPR’s Politics and Policy reporter. Lauren’s reporting focuses on the impact of politics and public policy on the residents of New Hampshire and beyond; she is also a frequent guest and a guest host of NHPR’s Weekly
     N.H. News Roundup. Live music will be performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught.
    Each ticket comes with a signed copy of LEADERSHIP.

    Friday, September 28, at 7:00pm
    The Music Hall Historic Theater
    28 Chestnut Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    About the Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.  She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning No
     Ordinary Time. She earned the Lincoln Prize for the bestseller Team of Rivals, the basis for Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film Lincoln; and the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, the chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

    Tickets for Writers on a New England Stage: Doris Kearns Goodwin on Friday, September 28, at 7:00pm are
     $43.75 and include a signed copy of LEADERSHIP: In Turbulent Times and a reserved seat. Tickets can be purchased online at TheMusicHall.org, over the phone at 603.436.2400, or in person at the B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street.  The Music Hall Patron level members and above will be welcomed backstage to meet the author and get their signed copy of LEADERSHIP personalized.
    Margaret Talcott, Producer