Taft was Roosevelt’s handpicked successor. I didn’t know how deep the friendship

Taft was Roosevelt’s handpicked successor. I didn’t know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early ’30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.
– Doris Kearns Goodwin –


The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and

The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and writing that minimizes the possibility of error. And that I have tried to do, aided by modern technology, which enables me, having long since moved beyond longhand, to use a computer for both organizing and taking notes.
– Doris Kearns Goodwin –