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A conversation with Joshua Zeitz on LINCOLN’S BOYS

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A conversation with Joshua Zeitz author of LINCOLN’S BOYS: JOHN HAY, JOHN NICOLAY AND THE WAR FOR LINCOLN’S IMAGE Enter below to win a copy until March 5 This Q&A was conducted by Zeitz’s publisher, Viking. What role did John Hay and John Nicolay play in Abraham Lincoln’s life? Every president has his guy. FDR had Harry Hopkins; JFK had RFK; Bush II had Karl Rove; and Barack Obama has Plouffe and Axelrod. During Lincoln’s tenure in the White House, Nicolay and Hay were the President’s closest personal and professional associates. They lived with the First Family in the executive mansion; they acted as the president’s official gatekeepers and political fixers; they were his constant companions by day and night;…

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