At a conference this spring, in a group of historians and editors, one historian mentioned that Arthur Link placed a photograph of Woodrow Wilson at his writing table to inspire him. This historian went on to say that she had a portrait of Abraham Lincoln for the same purpose, and she asked me if maybe I had a picture of Theodore Roosevelt for motivation. No, I said. I have this:

I know, perhaps not a sporting answer. But a true one!

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