Doris Kearns Goodwin – An Unfinished Love Story

Doris Kearns Goodwin An Unfinished Love Story recensie en informatie boek met A Personal History of the 1960s. Op 16 april 2024 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster het boek over de jaren 60 van de vorige eeuw van de Amerikaanse historicus en schrijfster Doris Kearns Goodwin. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijfster en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Doris Kearns Goodwin An Unfinished Love Story recensie

Als er een boekbespreking of recensie verschijnt van An Unfinished Love Story, het persoonlijke geschiedenisboek en memoir over de jaren 60 van de Amerikaanse historicus Doris Kearns Goodwin, dan besteden we er op deze pagina aandacht aan.

  • “Just as An Unfinished Love Story is a testament to the Kearns Goodwin marriage, so is it a love story of the United States and its democratic government. The many speeches written by Goodwin, the writings of Kearns Goodwin and both their reflections demonstrate that words do indeed matter.” (The Columbus Dispatch)

Doris Kearns Goodwin An Unfinished Love Story

An Unfinished Love Story

  • Auteur: Doris Kearns Goodwin (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: geschiedenisboek, memoir
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 16 april 2024
  • Omvang: 480 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $35.00 / $316.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van de memoir van Doris Kearns Goodwin

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of America’s most beloved historians, artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. She takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Richard (Dick) Goodwin embarked upon in the last years of his life.

Dick and Doris Goodwin were married for forty-two years and married to American history even longer. In his twenties, Dick was one of the brilliant young men of John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier. In his thirties he both named and helped design Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and was a speechwriter and close advisor to Robert Kennedy. Doris Kearns was a twenty-four-year-old graduate student when selected as a White House Fellow. She worked directly for Lyndon Johnson and later assisted on his memoir.

Over the years, with humor, anger, frustration, and in the end, a growing understanding, Dick and Doris had argued over the achievements and failings of the leaders they served and observed, debating the progress and unfinished promises of the country they both loved.

The Goodwins’ last great adventure involved finally opening the more than three hundred boxes of letters, diaries, documents, and memorabilia that Dick had saved for more than fifty years. They soon realized they had before them an unparalleled personal time capsule of the 1960s, illuminating public and private moments of a decade when individuals were powered by the conviction they could make a difference; a time, like today, marked by struggles for racial and economic justice, a time when lines were drawn and loyalties tested.

Their expedition gave Dick’s last years renewed purpose and determination. It gave Doris the opportunity to connect and reconnect with participants and witnesses of pivotal moments of the 1960s. And it gave them both an opportunity to make fresh assessments of the central figures of the time—John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, and especially Lyndon Johnson, who greatly impacted both their lives. The voyage of remembrance brought unexpected discoveries, forgiveness, and the renewal of old dreams, reviving the hope that the youth of today will carry forward this unfinished love story with America.

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