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.

My Life in 8 Words

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Harold Holzer
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Destruction of all blackberries forever

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. white moustache--which ive had since i was 20

Q. What do you regret most?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing

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