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Tickets $35 for presidential author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s return to Boca

Always a big draw in Boca, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin returns to Boca in February.

The author and TV commentator is Florida Atlantic University’s choice for the 2020 Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium, FAU announced.

Goodwin will speak on her 2018 bestseller “Leadership: In Turbulent Times.” The lecture is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the Kaye Auditorium on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

Tickets are $35 at or 561-297-6124. Group and student pricing are available. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Photo by Annie Leibovitz

Goodwin’s talk at the Festival of the Arts Boca Raton in 2018 filled the seated Mizner Park Amphitheater. She opened the festival that year. It was her fifth time at the Festival here. Her talk at FAU’s Jupiter campus this time is already sold out, according to FAU.

Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her seventh book, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” is a culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of writing about American presidents. She focuses on Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Her books were made into a TV mini-series and “Lincoln” became a Steven Spielberg movie.


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