The power of his mind

Parshall, Gerald
October 1992
U.S. News & World Report;10/5/92, Vol. 113 Issue 13, p77
Considers the paucity of policy wonks, pulse takers and public relations smoothies in the White House of Abraham Lincoln, and suggests that if his external resources for meeting the challenge were meager, his internal resources were demonstrably ample. Lincoln took regular `public-opinion baths'; Lincoln the lawyer relied on his own intuition in formulating resolve.


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