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Batavia author: Obama argues like Abe Lincoln

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Authors Dan Van Haften, left, and David Hirsch pose with the book they wrote after studying the speeches of Abraham Lincoln.

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President Barack Obama is using the same speech structure Abraham Lincoln developed by studying the books of Euclid, the ancient Greek mathematician, claims the Batavia man who co-authored this new book.

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Author Dan Van Haften of Batavia.

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Author David Hirsch of Des Moines, Iowa.

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After writing this book about the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, authors Dan Van Haften of Batavia and David Hirsch discovered that Barack Obama now uses the same construction style.

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While Abraham Lincoln might be best known these days as the vampire hunter on the big screen, Batavia author Dan Van Haften and David Hirsch contend in their new book that Barack Obama is following the Euclidian logic Lincoln used in all his speeches. "Whether you agree or disagree with Obama, he offers a logical Euclidean argument," Van Haften says.
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    • Authors Dan Van Haften, left, and David Hirsch pose with the book they wrote after studying the speeches of Abraham Lincoln.
    •  President Barack Obama is using the same speech structure Abraham Lincoln developed by studying the books of Euclid, the ancient Greek mathematician, claims the Batavia man who co-authored this new book.
    •  Author Dan Van Haften of Batavia.
    •  Author David Hirsch of Des Moines, Iowa.
    •  After writing this book about the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, authors Dan Van Haften of Batavia and David Hirsch discovered that Barack Obama now uses the same construction style.
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