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Behind the Book: Lincoln and the Power of the Press
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Baseball player
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Generosity (I'm told) and humor
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. John Hay--Lincoln's onetime assistant private secretary, who became his biographer and, later, secretary of state
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Abraham Lincoln, of course--and I would want the first exclusive interview--scooping 60 Minutes, Baraba Walters, et al. I'd start by asking: "What was it with you and your father?"