10 Questions for Doris Kearns Goodwin

The historian talks presidential relationships, gun control and dealing with baseball nerves

Jason Grow for TIME

Your book The Bully Pulpit is about two U.S. Presidents. I understand writing a book about Theodore Roosevelt. But William Howard Taft?
Taft was Roosevelt's handpicked successor. I didn't know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost 400 letters, stretching back to their early 30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.

Do female historians look at history through a different lens than male ones?
I know that relationship is the thing that interests me, because I think it gets at the inner...

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