Boulder, Colo (Dec. 2, 2013)--Co-sponsored by Naropa University and Boulder Book Store, Doris Kearns Goodwin will
hold a public lecture and signing of her new book, The Bully Pulpit. The book describes the broken friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William
Howard Taft, and discusses muckraking journalists and the first decade of the Progressive
Era. Goodwin creates a compelling narrative, using numerous primary materials, including
letters written between Roosevelt and Taft, from the early thirties to four months
prior to Roosevelt’s death; letters written by the muckrakers to one another; their
journals and memoirs; and diaries of Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft. Throughout The Bully Pulpit, Goodwin braids scholarly precision with accessibility to bring forward a major work
of history during times of activism and reform. Goodwin’s lecture and book signing
will take place at 6:00 p.m. on December 8, 2013, at Naropa’s Nalanda Events Center,
6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.
WHAT: Doris Kearns Goodwin The Bully Pulpit Lecture & Book Signing
WHEN: December 8, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder.
COST: Vouchers to attend cost $12, and may be used for $12 off The Bully Pulpit.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a biographer, historian, and political commentator. She has penned biographies of several U.S. presidents such as Lyndon Johnson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995 for her book No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and was awarded the 2005 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Team of Rivals: The Politician Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She is also the first female journalist to enter the Boston Red Sox locker room, as mentioned in Ken Burns’s award-winning 1994 documentary, Baseball.
Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian liberal arts institution dedicated to advancing contemplative education. This approach to learning integrates the best of Eastern and Western educational traditions, helping students to know themselves more deeply and engage constructively with others. The university comprises a four-year undergraduate college and graduate programs in the arts, education, environmental leadership, psychology, and religious studies.