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Lynne McTaggart on Doris Kearns Goodwin

The author Doris Kearns Goodwin copied speaks out.

4:14 PM, Jan 23, 2002 • By BO CRADER
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McTaggart has no regrets over her pursuit of a private settlement of the issue. "I respected the fact that [Goodwin] had a reputation to protect," she says. "I don't want to destroy her reputation or have her book considered worthless. She's made an important contribution, and it,s a shame that she allowed this to happen, because she had something so special with her access to the Kennedy material. . . . It's mystifying to me" why she did it.

Bo Crader is an editorial assistant at The Weekly Standard.

EXTRA: Joe McGinniss, the author Doris Kearns Goodwin accused of copying her work, has also spoken out.