Individual Author Record
Name: Harold HolzerPen Name: None Genre: History Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Born: 1949
-- Website -- http://www.haroldholzer.com
-- Harold Holzer on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=harold+holzer
Illinois ConnectionThe Author was co-chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission from 2001 to 2010 and has written extensively about an Illinois subject of interest - Abraham Lincoln.
Biographical and Professional InformationA prolific writer, Mr. Holzer has written and edited over 37 books and numerous artlicles about various aspects on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. He has also appeared frequently on television. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Award For Superior Achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society in 1993, The Lincoln Prize for his book about Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech in 2005, and the National Humanities Medal from President Bush and the National Endowement for the Humanities in 2008 to name a few.Currently he serves as Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he is responsible for marketing, communications, government relations, internal communications, admissions, visitor services, and multicultural audience development at the nation's largest art institution.
- Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President, Simon & Schuster, 2006
- Lincoln President Elect:..., Simon & Schuster, 2009
- Lincoln Seen and Heard, University Press of Kansas, 2000
- Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Civil War in Art, Crown, 1993
- The Emancipation Proclomation: Three Views, Louisiana State University Press, 2006
- The Lincoln Assasination: Crime & Punishement, Myth & Memory, Fordham University Press, 2010
- The New York Times Complete Civil War 1861-1865, Black Dog and Leventhal, 2010
- The President is Shot!, Boyds Mill Press, 2004
- The Union Image:..., University of North Carolina Press, 2000
- Witness to War, Perigee Trade, 1996
Titles At Your Library
The New York Times: Complete Civil War, 1861-1865 (Book & CD)
ISBN: 1579128459 Black Dog & Leventhal. 2010
The Civil War as you've never experienced it before, through original, first-hand reportage of The New York Times, the country's newspaper of record. Available for the first time in a unique book/DVD package
Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861
ISBN: 074328948X Simon & Schuster. 2009 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 states, even at the cost of civil war.
Abraham Lincoln first demonstrated his determination and leadership in the Great Secession Winter -- the four months between his election in November 1860 and his inauguration in March 1861 -- when he rejected compromises urged on him by Republicans and Democrats, Northerners and Southerners, that might have preserved the Union a little longer but would have enshrined slavery for generations. Though Lincoln has been criticized by many historians for failing to appreciate the severity of the secession crisis that greeted his victory, Harold Holzer shows that the presidentelect waged a shrewd and complex campaign to prevent the expansion of slavery while vainly trying to limit secession to a few Deep South states.
During this most dangerous White House transition in American history, the country had two presidents: one powerless (the president-elect, possessing no constitutional authority), the other paralyzed (the incumbent who refused to act). Through limited, brilliantly timed and crafted public statements, determined private letters, tough political pressure, and personal persuasion, Lincoln guaranteed the integrity of the American political process of majority rule, sounded the death knell of slavery, and transformed not only his own image but that of the presidency, even while making inevitable the war that would be necessary to make these achievements permanent.
Lincoln President-Elect is the first book to concentrate on Lincoln's public stance and private agony during these months and on the momentous consequences when he first demonstrated his determination and leadership. Holzer recasts Lincoln from an isolated prairie politician yet to establish his greatness, to a skillful shaper of men and opinion and an immovable friend of freedom at a decisive moment when allegiance to the founding credo "all men are created equal" might well have been sacrificed.
Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
ISBN: 0743299647 Simon & Schuster. 2006 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 speech dispelled doubts about Lincoln's suitability for the presidency and reassured conservatives of his moderation while reaffirming his opposition to slavery to Republican progressives.
Award-winning Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer places Lincoln and his speech in the context of the times -- an era of racism, politicized journalism, and public oratory as entertainment -- and shows how the candidate framed the speech as an opportunity to continue his famous "debates" with his archrival Democrat Stephen A. Douglas on the question of slavery.
Holzer describes the enormous risk Lincoln took by appearing in New York, where he exposed himself to the country's most critical audience and took on Republican Senator William Henry Seward of New York, the front runner, in his own backyard. Then he recounts a brilliant and innovative public relations campaign, as Lincoln took the speech "on the road" in his successful quest for the presidency.
The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory A Lincoln Forum Book (The North's Civil War)|
ISBN: 0823232263 Fordham University Press. 2010
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest from scholars, writers, and armchair historians alike, ranging from painstaking new research to wild-eyed speculation. At the end of the Lincoln bicentennial year, and the onset of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the leading scholars of Lincoln and his murder offer in one volume their latest studies and arguments about the assassination, its aftermath, the extraordinary public reaction (which was more complex than has been previously believed), and the iconography that Lincoln’s murder and deification inspired. Contributors also offer the most up-to-date accounts of the parallel legal event of the summer of 1865―the relentless pursuit, prosecution, and punishment of the conspirators. Everything from graphic tributes to religious sermons, to spontaneous outburst