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Lincoln and Obama
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 161005234X, Paperback)Love Obama or hate him, you will be surprised to learn how many parallels there are between the 16th President and the 44th President. Even their times are alike. Some similarities are obvious and predictable, but others are fascinating, uncanny, mysterious. And, what is most important, the similarities matter. Written by Gene Griessman, author of "The Words Lincoln Lived By" and "Lincoln On Communication," this is the fascinating account of two obscure Illinois lawyer-politicians - separated by 150 years - who against all odds come to the White House. Unlikely Presidents. This is an American story about success and failure, ambition and hatred, politics and passion.
Excerpt from LINCOLN AND OBAMA: "Why should you care, why should anybody care, if there are parallels and similarities between Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama? You care if you're interested in your personal success. You will learn how high achievers become high achievers. This is a story not just about two presidents, but two entire casts of high achievers. Not one individual is a cipher. Success has its own set of rules. You will learn some of those rules here. High achievers learn to play to their strengths, not their weaknesses. High achievers learn to recognize opportunities when they come their way, and seize them. High achievers become very good at what they do; they learn how to learn. It is a common experience of all high achievers, not just presidents, to find that staying aloft is as difficult as getting aloft. Often more difficult. You will see all of this happening in these stories.... You will also get a better grasp of what history really is. That it's not just a checklist of dates and names and battles. ...Here is the story of two men who make high-stakes choices, and life is never again the same..."
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"Love Obama or hate him, you will be surprised to learn how many parallels there are between the Obama and Lincoln. Some similarities are obvious and predictable, but others are unlikely, uncanny. And they matter" -- p.  of cover.
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