Learn more about An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Regional and National Impact of President Abraham Lincoln.
$40.00, $35.00 for ETHS members, and $25.00 for students plus applicable service fees
Doors at 6:30/ Show 7:30
The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) and the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) have joined forces to bring world renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin to Knoxville on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Goodwin will present a community lecture at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Bijou Theatre. The author’s presentation will be on her award-winning book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, an epic tome that illuminates Lincoln’s skills as political operative during the most trying time in our nation’s history. Goodwin’s Team of Rivals was also the basis of director Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, which earned 12 Academy Award nominations. Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and The New York Times bestselling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios has also acquired the film and television rights to the book. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. Goodwin’s The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys was adapted into an award-winning television miniseries that aired on ABC. In 2015, to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of many of President Lyndon Johnson’s domestic accomplishments, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream was released in e-book format for the first time. Goodwin has made many appearances on television, where she is frequently on NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, The Charlie Rose Show and Meet the Press. She has also made appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has even been animated for an appearance on The Simpsons. Tickets for the community lecture will go on sale on March 10, 2017, at the Bijou box office or online at Knoxbijou.com. General admission tickets are $40, East Tennessee Historical Society members and Friends of the Knox County Library will receive a code for discounted tickets; student tickets will be available for $25.
803 S Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Doors at 6:30/ Show 7:30