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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian to speak at UT Arlington

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - The Maverick Speakers Series at The University of Texas at Arlington will present a lecture by author and historian Doris Kearnes Goodwin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive. She will provide a re-cap of the presidential election and discuss her book, "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln."

Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront during World War II," and the 2005 Lincoln Prize for the best book about the Civil War for "Team of Rivals," a book about Lincoln's cabinet.

A White House Fellow in 1967 during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, she worked as President Johnson's assistant in writing his memoirs after he left office. Her first book, "Lyndon Johnson & the American Dream," which was published in 1977, drew on her conversations with the late president.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Visit


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