Harold Holzer

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Harold Holzer, a frequent contributor and winner of a 2005 Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster 2006), has written more than 40 books about the 16th president. He currently chairs The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush in 2008. Holzer, educated at the City University of New York, first worked as a newspaper editor for The Manhattan Tribune, served as a political campaign press secretary for Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug and Governor Mario Cuomo, and currently works as a Senior Vice President at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Articles by this Contributor

April/May 2004

A student of the speech that changed Lincoln’s career visits the place where he gave it

February/March 2005

A crucial letter and life portrait finally surface

August/September 2005

The 120-year-old Gettysburg cyclorama is again a work in progress

August/September 2005

What happened to all the other cycloramas?

February/March 2006

Who was the Widow Bixby?

February/March 2006

It’s a far cry from a log cabin

November/December 2006

Reading America’s Most Famous Speech

April/May 2007

After a century and a half, the warship that changed the world is back

Winter 2009

As we approach the bicentennial of his birth, leading historians look at the man and his achievements

Winter 2009

Our most talented writer-president always wrote his own material and sweated hours over it