- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has received the Lincoln Leadership Prize.

The award from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is for a lifetime of service in the spirit of the 16th president. She received it at a ceremony in Chicago Friday night.

Goodwin is the author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” which partly served as the basis of Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.”

In an interview, Goodwin tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (https://bit.ly/1sbLkQv ) she’s working on a new book examining leadership and touching on presidents she’s written about, including Lincoln.

Kearns says “you need a huge challenge to become a great president.” She says mobilizing sentiment from the bully pulpit, as Lincoln did, is harder today with so many other voices and rapid news cycles.


Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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