Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian

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Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

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In the Capitol Rotunda today, President Obama  paid homage  to the predecessor he admires most.

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