SOLD OUT Doris Kearns Goodwin presents An Unfinished Love Story w/ David Von Drehle

EVENT OVERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize-Winner and Presidential Historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, will present her new book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960's in Conversation with David Von Drehle on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 7:00 PM at The Unity Temple on The Plaza.


ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960's

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of America’s most beloved historians, artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. She takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Richard (Dick) Goodwin embarked upon in the last years of his life.


Dick and Doris Goodwin were married for forty-two years and married to American history even longer. In his twenties, Dick was one of the brilliant young men of John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier. In his thirties he both named and helped design Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and was a speechwriter and close advisor to Robert Kennedy. Doris Kearns was a twenty-four-year-old graduate student when selected as a White House Fellow. She worked directly for Lyndon Johnson and later assisted on his memoir.


Over the years, with humor, anger, frustration, and in the end, a growing understanding, Dick and Doris had argued over the achievements and failings of the leaders they served and observed, debating the progress and unfinished promises of the country they both loved.


The Goodwins’ last great adventure involved finally opening the more than three hundred boxes of letters, diaries, documents, and memorabilia that Dick had saved for more than fifty years. They soon realized they had before them an unparalleled personal time capsule of the 1960s, illuminating public and private moments of a decade when individuals were powered by the conviction they could make a difference; a time, like today, marked by struggles for racial and economic justice, a time when lines were drawn and loyalties tested.


Their expedition gave Dick’s last years renewed purpose and determination. It gave Doris the opportunity to connect and reconnect with participants and witnesses of pivotal moments of the 1960s. And it gave them both an opportunity to make fresh assessments of the central figures of the time—John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, and especially Lyndon Johnson, who greatly impacted both their lives. The voyage of remembrance brought unexpected discoveries, forgiveness, and the renewal of old dreams, reviving the hope that the youth of today will carry forward this unfinished love story with America.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Doris Kearns Goodwin is a presidential historian, international keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author and a partner in Pastimes Productions.


EVENT DATE & TIME: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $39.00 (plus Eventbrite Ticket Fee) includes 1 Signed Hardcover of An Unfinished Love Story, 1 Admission Reservation, and 1 Guest Admission Reservation. General Admission Seating.

PRIVATE RECEPTION MEET AND GREET TICKETS: $55.00 Limited space available for this exclusive opportunity to meet Doris in an intimate setting. Ticket includes meet and greet reception (at Unity Temple, downstairs from the Sanctuary) at 5pm (to 6:30pm), signed book, and admission for 1 (+1 guest) to the 7pm Event.

EVENT FORMAT: Doris Kearns Goodwin will discuss his new book An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960's in Conversation with David Von Drehle. The discussion will last approximately one hour.


PLEASE NOTE: Patrons will receive their autographed books as they arrive at this event.

DISCLAIMER: All author event sales are final and non-refundable. Eventbrite ticket fees are non-refundable.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s By Doris Kearns Goodwin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982108663
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 16th, 2024

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.