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.

Books by this Author

Lincoln and the Power of the Press
Lincoln President-Elect
Lincoln at Cooper Union


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Playing with my grandchild

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Generosity (I'm told) and humor

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Mario Cuomo

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Anything from Frank Sinatra's "Wee Small Hours" or "Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe" by Peggy Lee

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