Talmage Boston

We are excited to host Talmage Boston in-store on Saturday, April 6th at 4:00 to discuss his new book, How the Best Did It.

 

Please RSVP for a spot to this free event.

 

Description


"A discerning examination of what all of us can learn from some of our most effective leaders who have held--and wielded--ultimate power at the highest level." --Jon Meacham

How the Best Did It takes the leadership lessons gained from our greatest presidents and makes them instructive today for all leaders who seek to enhance their performance.

  • Want to get promoted without being seen as a self-promoter? Do what
  • Washington did.
  • Want to reduce conflict among your group’s factions? Do what Jefferson did.
  • Want to know how to take the high road when major problems arise? Do what
  • Lincoln did.
  • Want to expand your power into entirely new areas of influence? Do what
  • Theodore Roosevelt did.
  • Want to move the needle steadily until ultimate goals are achieved? Do what
  • Franklin Roosevelt did.
  • Want to have your team work like a well-oiled machine? Do what Eisenhower did.
  • Want to grow in expertise while leading? Do what Kennedy did.
  • Want to inspire optimism throughout your enterprise? Do what Reagan did.

Based on Talmage Boston’s sound evaluations, which have been endorsed by America’s leading presidential historians, every chapter ends with a self-examination questionnaire that allows the reader to evaluate his or her own leadership skills.
 

About the Author


Talmage Boston is a well-known figure among leading historians as an author, speaker, and onstage interviewer. His work has been endorsed by David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Douglas Brinkley, Annette-Gordon-Reed, Evan Thomas, and H.W. Brands, as well as many other esteemed presidential biographers. Boston is the author of Cross-Examining History (foreword by Ken Burns), Raising the Bar (foreword by former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh, Baseball and the Baby Boomer (foreword by Frank Deford), and 1939: Baseball’s Tipping Point (foreword by John Grisham). 

He is also one of the most highly recognized lawyers in Texas, having been chosen for three major statewide awards in the last four years by the Texas Bar Foundation and the State Bar of Texas’ Litigation Section. Boston has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thompson Reuters every year since 2003, and among the “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 2013.  He is the only lawyer to receive a “Presidential Citation” from eight different presidents of the State Bar of Texas for outstanding service to the State Bar.

Working as both a full-time commercial litigator and a full-time historian throughout the twenty-first century, Boston’s varied experience and notable achievements in both fields make him uniquely qualified to write How the Best Did It due to his knowledge of history, his skills as a writer, and his vast experience in business and law. In November 2023, Boston will be recognized by the Dallas Historical Society as “The History Maker of the Year” in the field of promoting history in North Texas.

Boston lives in Dallas with his wife Claire, son Scott, daughter Lindsey, son-in-law Mitchell, and grandson Nolan. To learn more, visit his website at talmageboston.com.
Saturday, April 6th, 4:00PM
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How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents

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By Talmage Boston, John Avlon

How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents By Talmage Boston, John Avlon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Talmage Boston, John Avlon (Foreword by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9781637586976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Post Hill Press - April 2nd, 2024

How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents By Talmage Boston, John Avlon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Talmage Boston, John Avlon (Foreword by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9781637586976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Post Hill Press - April 2nd, 2024

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with local author Talmage Boston