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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Author Harold Holzer Discusses Lincoln President-Elect

Harold Holzer examines the four months between Lincoln's election and inauguration, when the president-elect made the most important decision of his coming presidency.

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Harold Holzer
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Ice cream

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

A. Playing with my grandchild

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Mario Cuomo

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Generosity (I'm told) and humor

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