LQ Podcast

#56 Doris Kearns Goodwin

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Political cartoon showing Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, charting the early twentieth-century rise of the progressive press, spearheaded by McClure’s Magazine, and its interplay with the political fortunes of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

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