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Lessons from Lincoln

After reading literally hundreds of books and articles on Abraham Lincoln for my writing projects and Lincoln Live performances, I don't expect to learn much that's new on the topic ["Lincoln to the Rescue," Nov. 5]. But your adaptation of David Von Drehle's book is an exception. It's wise, beautifully written, deeply informed, full of insights--a joy to read.

Gene Griessman, ATLANTA

One great secret of Lincoln's success was to give in or agree on everything that was of lesser importance or on which two sides had equal claim. This helped him establish himself as fair. I...

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