Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Lincoln and the Civil War, is Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and a Roger Hertog Fellow at the New York Historical Society. Widely honored for his work, Holzer earned a second-place Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union in 2005 and in 2008 was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Holzer is Senior Vice President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lives in Rye, New York.

Books by this Author

Lincoln and the Power of the Press
Lincoln President-Elect
Lincoln at Cooper Union

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Passenger on a time machine

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Indolence

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Outrageous"

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Never winning any political campaign on which i served as a press secretary

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