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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Allen Carl Guelzo  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1953 in Yokohama, Japan.


Illinois Connection

Guelzo writes extensively about an Illinois subject of interest - Abraham Lincoln.

Biographical and Professional Information

Allen Carl Guelzo earned an MA and PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, where he serves as Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program. He began work in 1996 on an 'intellectual biography' of Lincoln, ''Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President'', which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000 and the 2000 Book Prize of the Abraham Lincoln Institute. He followed this with ''Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America'', which became the first two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize and the Book Prize of the Lincoln Institute.Since Guelzo's only connection to Illinois is the books he wrote about Abraham Lincoln, these are his only books listed on this website. For a list of his other books, go to: [].

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-- *2000 Lincoln Prize , ''Abraham Lincoln