Chapter 16
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A Touchstone for Leaders and Citizens Alike

Legendary historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with Chapter 16 about her new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times

In her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin reflects on the lives of four former presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson—and asks how each…

The Other War

In her new novel, Jennifer Chiaverini examines the political rivalries in Civil War Washington

In her New York Times-bestselling novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini imagined the relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. That novel describes a snub Mrs. Lincoln…

Bringing Lincoln to the Big Screen

Roy Blount Jr. addresses the challenges inherent in the creation of Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln

…of New Orleans, details the challenge of bringing Abraham Lincoln’s presidency to the big screen in Stephen Spielberg’s new film, Lincoln. In the piece, Blount builds a lively account of…

The Things They Carry

Abraham Verghese discusses doctor’s bags, white coats, and finding the right tools for the job

October 8, 2012 Stanford Medical School professor and The New York Times best-seller list author Abraham Verghese has made his case for the classic but fading image of doctors clad…