DreamWorks Studios has closed a preemptive deal to acquire feature rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s upcoming book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism.

The book, due out on November 5 through Simon & Schuster, tells of the two longtime friends who become bitter political opponents, split the Republican Party and altered the course of American history.

DreamWorks collaborated with Kearns on Lincoln, which was based on her book Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln.

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