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Harold Holzer, one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era, serves as chairman of the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. He has authored, coauthored, and edited forty-two books, including Emancipating Lincoln, Lincoln at Cooper Union, and three award-winning books for young readers: Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons, The President Is Shot!, and Abraham Lincoln, the Writer. His awards include the Lincoln Prize and the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

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Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
by Harold Holzer
“Lincoln believed that ‘with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.’ Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing us how deftly he managed his relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; History; Writing and Publishing
Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861
by Harold Holzer
One of our most eminent Lincoln scholars, winner of a Lincoln Prize for his Lincoln at Cooper Union, examines the four months between Lincoln's election and inauguration, when the president-elect made the most important decision of his coming presidency -- there would be no compromise on slavery or secession of the slaveholding...
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Categories: Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; History; Politics & Government
Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment
by Harold Holzer
Lincoln’ s reelection in 1864 was a pivotal moment in the history of the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation had officially gone into effect on January 1, 1863, and the proposed Thirteenth Amendment had become a campaign issue. Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment captures these...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; History; Politics & Government
Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
by Harold Holzer
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Lincoln at Cooper Union explores Lincoln's most influential and widely reported pre-presidential address -- an extraordinary appeal by the western politician to the eastern elite that propelled him toward the Republican nomination for president. Delivered in New York in February 1860, the Cooper Union...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Politics & Government
The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators: Their Confinement and Execution, as Recorded in the Letterbook of John...
by Harold Holzer
On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, recently inaugurated president Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the military prison at the Washington Arsenal, where the U.S. government had just incarcerated the seven men and one woman accused of complicity in the shooting. From that day...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Civil War in 50 Objects
by Harold Holzer
The American companion to A History of the World in 100 Objects , a fresh, visual perspective on the Civil War From a soldier’s diary with the pencil still attached to John Brown’s pike, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the leaves from Abraham Lincoln’s bier, here is a unique and surprisingly intimate look at the Civil War....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America: A Companion Book for Young Readers to the Steven Spielberg Film
by Harold Holzer
A new book—and companion to the Steven Spielberg film—tracing how Abraham Lincoln came to view slavery . . . and came to end it. Steven Spielberg focused his movie Lincoln on the sixteenth president's tumultuous final months in office, when he pursued a course of action to end the Civil War, reunite the country, and abolish...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Humor; All Nonfiction; History
Emancipating Lincoln (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)
by Harold Holzer
The Emancipation Proclamation is responsible both for Lincoln’s being hailed as the Great Emancipator and for his being pilloried by those who consider his once-radical effort at emancipation insufficient. Holzer examines the impact of Lincoln’s announcement at the moment of its creation, and then as its meaning has changed over time.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
In Lincoln's Hand: His Original Manuscripts with Commentary by Distinguished Americans
by Harold Holzer
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth and in conjunction with the Library of Congress 2009 Bicentennial Exhibition, In Lincoln’s Hand offers an unprecedented look at perhaps our greatest president through vivid images of his handwritten letters, speeches, and even childhood notebooks—many never...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; History
Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum (Lincoln Forum Books)
by Harold Holzer
From his cabinet's politics to his own struggles with depression, Lincoln remains the most written-about story in our history . And each year historians find something new and important to say about the greatest of our Presidents. Lincoln Revisited is a masterly guide to what's new and what's noteworthy in this unfolding story- a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
President Lincoln Assassinated!!: The Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Tr: (A Special Publication of The Library...
by Harold Holzer
For the 150th anniversary, Harold Holzer ( The Civil War in 150 Objects ) presents an unprecedented firsthand chronicle of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. On April 14, 1865, Good Friday, the Civil War claimed its ultimate sacrifice. President Lincoln Assassinated!! recaptures the dramatic immediacy of Lincoln’s...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Teen Lit; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; History; True Crime
The Union Preserved: A Guide to Civil War Records in the NYS Archives
by Harold Holzer
The Union Preserved: A Guide to the Civil War Records in the New York State Archives is a comprehensive reference work that, for the first time, makes available to a wide public one of the most important and extensive Civil War resources in the nation: the collections of the New York State Archives and Records Administration. The guide...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Writing and Publishing
Lincoln's White House Secretary: The Adventurous Life of William O.Stoddard
by Harold Holzer
William Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln’s “third secretary” who worked alongside John G. Nicolay and John Hay in the White House from 1861 to 1865, completed his autobiography in 1907, one of more than one hundred books he wrote. An abridged version was published by his son in 1955 as “Lincoln’s Third Secretary: The Memoirs of...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
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