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02 Photos 2012

“I do not seek applause, nor to amuse the people, I want to convince them.” —Abraham Lincoln

David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften AUTHOR'S VOICE® The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address

Photograph by Dr. Alan Koslow

Mr. Speaker! At Macabbee's Deli in Des Moines, a meeting January 1, 2012, between Newt Gingrich and David Hirsch: The Speaker started shaking hands, maybe three seconds a person. I was about the fourth person he shook hands with. I thanked him for his clarity on the middle east, then told him I wanted to give him a copy of a book about Lincoln that I co-authored, pulling it out as I talked. He looked at the cover, and asked, "Is this the book on geometry?" I said, "Yes." He said, "I have the book on my Kindle. It completely changed the way I give speeches." He said he would accept the book only if I endorsed it. I opened the book to the already endorsed title page.

Ford's Theatre December 28, 2012 
150 attend Dan Van Haften's book talk on Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason.