Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of my favorite authors. She is brilliant and truly knows how to write. This book looks at four of her previous subjects - Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson - through the lens of leadership. Essentially the author breaks the lives of each person into three parts (early life, rise to power, use of power) and tries to frame each section of life as a way to look at how their leadership styles developed.
I enjoyed the writing and the stories although there wasn't much there that was new. Using the theme of leadership was nice, but it really didn't feel like much more than new biographical sketches of the four former presidents.