Lincoln and the Press, a Talk by Harold Holzer
As we mark the 150th Anniversary of the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln (March 4, 1861) and the subsequent outbreak of the Civil War (April 12, 1861), noted Lincoln historian Harold Holzer will speak at Associated Press headquarters on “Lincoln and the Press.”
Holzer is the author, co-author, or editor of 39 books on Lincoln and the Civil War, including the only unexpurgated edition of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. In 2008, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush. He won a Lincoln Prize in 2005 for Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Lincoln President. In 2009, he served as Chief Historian for the exhibition “Lincoln and New York” at the New-York Historical Society and co-author, with Jean H. Baker, of its catalog. His most recent book, which he edited with Craig L. Symonds, is The New York Times Complete Civil War (2010). He is currently chair of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.
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