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

Winter 2010

Lincoln’s oration at New York’s Cooper Union showed that the prairie lawyer could play in the big leagues

Fall 2010

Lincoln came out a victor in the 1860 presidential election despite winning only 2 percent of the Southern vote

Spring 2010

Bare-knuckles politicking and a brilliant campaign strategy enabled the dark horse to win

Summer 2010

The Emancipation Proclamation opened the door for Pennsylvania's African-American soldiers

Many have tried, few have succeeded in capturing the essence of Abraham Lincoln