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Doris Kearns Goodwin - SOLD OUT!

Doris Kearns Goodwin - SOLD OUT!

“Evocative…smart and engaging”—Washington Post

“sheds light on the birth of the modern political world”  - Wall Street Journal



The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such masterwork bestsellers as Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time, and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys takes the stage with her latest work, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings to life Theodore Roosevelt, the muckraking journalists, and the Progressive Era.

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.

Book: The Bully Pulpit
For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher ($40) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the night of the event for a signed copy of The Bully Pulpit. Tickets & vouchers NOT available online, call or come by the box office.

Music Hall Book Club Selection

Join us on Wed., January 8 at 7pm for a discussion of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit.

About The Music Hall Book Club

Book Club LogoThe Music Hall is thrilled to announce The Music Hall Book Club, a new benefit for all members starting at the $150 level. This new life-of-the-mind series of book discussions connects our inner circle of members with the works of our celebrated authors in a lively way four times a year. Books selected for will come from various genres; the hour-long discussions will be held in the Loft 2-4 weeks after the author’s appearance in Writers on a New England Stage or Writers in the Loft.

Book discussions will be moderated by Patty Burke Hickey and Ralph Sneeden.  Patty is a long-time Music Hall member from New Castle, NH, avid supporter of the Writers on the New England Stage Series since its inception, and English instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy. Ralph, an accomplished poet and fiction writer, has taught in the English department at Phillips Exeter Academy for many years and leads writing workshops in the summer. Tickets for each discussion event are $8 and include a drink and light snacks, plus time for social gathering before and after each discussion.

If you would like to become a member at the $150 level or above, please contact the Membership Coordinator, Lorianne Saniuk, at or (603) 766-2176.

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About Writers on a New England Stage:

Each literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth”. Live music performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Shows are rebroadcast on NH Public Radio. Companion bookstore: RiverRun in Portsmouth


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