Perhaps the nation’s most prominent historian and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Doris Kearns Goodwin uses this book to revisit four of her major biography subjects. She looks at how the times shaped the Presidents and how the Presidents shaped the time. Specifically she examines how Abraham Lincoln responded to the Civil War — how Theodore Roosevelt gave workers a Square Deal and made America a world player — how Franklin D. Roosevelt handled the Great Depression and gave America a New Deal — and how Lyndon B. Johnson stepped up for Civil Rights.