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Doris Kearns Goodwin Returns to Kansas City’s Most Anticipated Politically-Themed Event

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – World-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is returning to the Howard and Virginia Bennett Forum on the Presidency Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. Goodwin will be in conversation with The Washington Post‘s David Von Drehle discussing the presidency in the post-truth era.

This event hosted each year by the Truman Library Institute has grown to become a highly anticipated dialogue on politics, the presidency and current events.

Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of six critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Goodwin is currently writing a new book focused on presidential leadership.

Von Drehle is a Kansas City-based columnist for The Washington Post, where he writes about national affairs and politics, and award-winning author of four books, including the award-winning bestseller Triangle: The Fire That Changed America and Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year.

David Von Drehle

David Von Drehle

“When Doris Kearns Goodwin last spoke at the Bennett Forum in 2015, the event sold out and became a topic of conversation in political circles for months following,” said Alex Burden, executive director of the Truman Library Institute. “Her talented storytelling brings history to life and also provides insight into how historians will interpret our current events.”

The Bennett Forum takes place at Unity Temple on the Plaza (707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64112). Tickets to this premiere political event are free for Truman Library Institute members or $10 to the general public.

When Goodwin last spoke at the Bennett Forum in 2015, the event sold out more than a week in advance. Find more details at TrumanLibraryInstitute.org/Bennett.

The Truman Library Institute is the member-supported, nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, one of 14 presidential libraries of the National Archives. The Truman Library Institute draws on President Truman’s legacy to enrich the public understanding of history, the presidency and America’s unique form of government. This mission is achieved through the development and funding of world-class museum exhibits, a robust international research grant program, public forums and nationally acclaimed education programs serving more than 40,000 students and teachers each year. Learn more at TrumanLibraryInstitute.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Lacey Helmig
Director of Communications
Truman Library Institute
816-400-1217 (o) 503-927-1345 (c)
lacey.helmig@TrumanLibraryInstitute.org