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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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History in Five: Abraham Lincoln and the Press

Harold Holzer, the preeminent scholar and historian on Abraham Lincoln, discusses the president's complicated relationship with the media throughout his career.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Harold Holzer
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Hercule Poirot

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Baseball player

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Indolence

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Generosity (I'm told) and humor

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