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How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents with Talmage Boston

May 3, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

| $65

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza hosts a special program with Talmage Boston, lawyer and author of How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons from Our Top Presidents. The work takes the leadership lessons gained from our greatest presidents and makes them instructive today for all leaders who seek to enhance their performance. 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.


Program tickets include a light lunch and a copy of the book, How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons from Our Top Presidents. Tickets do not include Museum admission. Museum members receive special ticket pricing, contact membership@jfk.org to learn more.


11:00 a.m. | Check-In and Lunch Reception

12:00 p.m. | Program Begins


Book signing to follow the program.


Purchase Tickets

(Museum admission not included.)

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.



May 3, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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The former Commissioners Court Room at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St. Dallas
Dallas, TX 75202 United States