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Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Lincoln and the Civil War, is Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and a Roger Hertog Fellow at the New York Historical Society. Widely honored for his work, Holzer earned a second-place Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union in 2005 and in 2008 was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Holzer is Senior Vice President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lives in Rye, New York.
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Behind the Book: Lincoln and the Power of the Press

Editor Alice Mayhew reveals how the book Lincoln and the Power of the Press, by author Harold Holzer, came to be written.

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Harold Holzer
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Abraham Lincoln, of course--and I would want the first exclusive interview--scooping 60 Minutes, Baraba Walters, et al. I'd start by asking: "What was it with you and your father?"

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Mario Cuomo

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Never winning any political campaign on which i served as a press secretary

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Paris or somewhere Lincoln visited or home

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