Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason
Author: David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften
Hardcover, 439 pages
How did Lincoln create his iron logic, his compelling reason, his convincing oratory, and his memorable writing? Some point to Lincoln's study of grammar, literature, poetry or the deep national crisis. In this work, Hirsch and Van Haften make a new argument: Lincoln's in-depth study of geometry gave our sixteenth president his verbal stucture, embedding geometric proof into the Gettysburg Address, his Inaugural speeches, his legal practice and much more.