Most widely held works about Harold Holzer
Most widely held works by Harold Holzer
The Lincoln mailbag America writes to the President, 1861-1865 ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
In the blistering summer of 1858, as America teetered on the brink of disunion, two Illinois politicians seized the nation's attention and gripped it for two extraordinary months. Through the sheer force of their words, personalities, and ideas, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas transformed a local contest for the U.S. Senate into a watershed national debate on the contentious issue of slavery and, indeed, on the principles upon which this country was founded. Yet what Lincoln and Douglas really said in those seminal debates has long been suppressed. At the time, newspapers were blatantly partisan, and though stenographers took down the speeches word for word, editors and transcribers subsequently "improved" their candidate's remarks while printing his opponent's words, warts and all. What has been reprinted ever since are the "improved," inaccurate versions. Harold Holzer has uncovered unedited texts of the debates, and this book will be the first ever to present all seven of them in their unexpurgated entirety. Besides the first true transcription of the debates, Holzer offers, through an Introduction and extensive notes, crystalline portraits of the combatants - their personalities and bearing, their quirks and foibles. Holzer also casts a brilliant light on the "house divided against itself," showing us an America at once exuberant and deeply uncertain about its future. He provides trenchant evocations of the physical and emotional stages on which the debates were set. We glimpse the feverishly enthusiastic audiences that mobbed the debates. We also witness the exceptional fervor with which the entire country followed them. Lincoln and Douglas galvanized a nation and permanently transformed our national consciousness with the speeches they gave during the summer and fall of 1858. To read the words these men actually spoke in their historic confrontation is an opportunity to witness the apex of American political discourse. Here - for the first time in more than 130 years - are those words. Here - at last - is that opportunity.
Lincoln on democracy by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,367 libraries worldwide
On cover: His own words, with essays by America's foremost Civil War historians.
Lincoln president-elect : Abraham Lincoln and the great secession winter 1860-1861 by Harold Holzer ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
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 president-elect 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.
Why Lincoln matters : today more than ever by Mario Matthew Cuomo ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln became president on the brink of a terrible war, and he led our country through its darkest times. Challenged by slavery, secession, and war, Lincoln was able to articulate forcefully the values and ideals that have sustained our country since its inception. His speeches, writings, and actions melded the Constitution, the Bible, and his own experience into an American scripture that inspires faith in the future. Today, our country faces terrible challenges, a shadowy war, increasing inequality among our people, and a society with knife-sharp divisions-and there is a decided lack of vision in our country's leadership. So Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, and a gifted political philosopher, returns to Lincoln's words, his speeches and writings, to offer guidance for today's problems. He shows how the big issues--equality, the role of government, war and peace, the responsibilities of the fortunate few--resonate in today's political climate as he brings to life the contemporary relevance of Lincoln's message for today's hot-button subjects. Cuomo's analysis of Abraham Lincoln will inspire readers to believe that government can still be a force for greater good in American society. And it offers us a liberal, generous, and responsible path for the future. Abraham Lincoln is surely the most revered President in our history. His words are American Scripture. And like scripture, Lincoln's words are quoted for good and for ill. Mario Cuomo, three-term Governor of New York, one of the great orators of our day and a staunch liberal, will write the book that shows what a liberal Lincoln was, and how his political philosophy should work as progressive ideas in the 21st century. He takes up all the important subjects for our political era, and shows where Lincoln stood on the issues. The outline includes chapters on: Equality; Freedom; Opportunity; Responsibility; Community; The role of government; The rule of law, and, in light of the recent war in Iraq, he is adding a chapter on "Just War" and what that really means. Abraham Lincoln, long the most resonant voice of American political values, was a founding member of the Republican Party. In today's charged political climate, he would be hard-pressed to recognize the issues in the contemporary GOP, argues Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York and a gifted political philosopher. Mario Cuomo shows how the big issues-equality, the role of government, war and peace, the responsibilities of the fortunate few-resonate in today's political climate as he brings to life the contemporary relevance of Lincoln's message for today's hot-button issues. Today's political discourse often lacks depth and wisdom, but Mario Cuomo's analysis of Abraham Lincoln will inspire readers to believe that government can still be a force for greater good in American society.
Lincoln at Cooper Union : the speech that made Abraham Lincoln president by Harold Holzer ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
Examines the Cooper Union speech in the context of the 1860 presidential campaign and discusses how Lincoln used it as an opportunity to dispel doubts about his suitability for the presidency.
In Lincoln's hand : his original manuscripts by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
A collection of writings includes images of a variety of handwritten speeches, letters, and childhood notebooks, accompanied by commentary by James M. McPherson, Ken Burns, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Updike, Toni Morrison, and other notables.
The Lincoln anthology : great writers on his life and legacy from 1860 to now ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Brings together 110 selections by a diverse array of 95 writers from William Cullen Bryant to E. L. Doctorow. Represents a composite portrait of our greatest president told by the journalists, biographers, satirists, essayists, novelists, clergymen, poets, play-wrights, historians, memoirists, and statesmen who have shaped our understanding of Lincoln and his complex and crucial legacy over the last 150 years.
The Lincoln image : Abraham Lincoln and the popular print by Harold Holzer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Lincoln as I knew him : gossip, tributes, and revelations from his best friends and worst enemies ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
This is a fascinating collection of nineteenth-century letters, diary entries, book excerpts, and speeches written by people who actually met Abraham Lincoln. How did abolitionists and slaveholders invited to the White House view him? Why were Lincoln's childhood playmates jealous of him? How did fellow lawyers rate his legal skills?
Abraham Lincoln, the writer : a treasury of his greatest speeches and letters by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
A collection of speeches and letters of Abraham Lincoln, with brief introductions that provice historical background. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white archival photographs.
The president is shot! : the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Harold Holzer ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
The brutal murder of Abraham Lincoln shocked America and changed our history forever. Why Booth killed Lincoln and how the assassination transformed Lincoln from man to myth is explored.
Mine eyes have seen the glory : the Civil War in art by Harold Holzer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
The Confederate image : prints of the lost cause by Mark E Neely ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Dear Mr. Lincoln : letters to the president ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
This first compilation of letters received by President Lincoln shows a president who was eager to review and respond to the people's advice and criticism, their respects and requests.
The Union image : popular prints of the Civil War North by Mark E Neely ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the popular prints used by the Northern side of the American Civil War, this book examines the importance of graphic arts in rallying support for the Union during the war and in shaping the national memory after the war.
The Emancipation Proclamation : three views (social, political, iconographic) by Harold Holzer ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
[The authors] remember, analyze, and interpret the Emancipation Proclamation in three distinct respects: the influence and impact upon African Americans; the legal, political, and military exigencies; and the role pictorial images played in establishing the document in public memory. The result is a ... study that views the proclamation and its author from the perspective of fellow Republicans, antiwar Democrats, the press, the military, the enslaved, free blacks, and the antislavery white establishment, as well as the artists, publishers, sculptors, and their patrons who sought to enshrine Abraham Lincoln and his decree of freedom in iconography. -Dust jacket.
Lincoln revisited : new insights from the Lincoln Forum ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
A collection of eighteen essays that examines the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, covering such topics as his domestic and foreign policy, religion, slavery and emancipation, and his assassination.
The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Lincoln on war by Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
President Lincoln used his own weapons--his words--to fight the Civil War as brilliantly as any general who ever took the field. In Lincoln on War, historian Harold Holzer gathers and interprets Lincoln's speeches, letters, memoranda, orders, telegrams, and casual remarks, organizing them chronologically and allowing readers to experience Lincoln's growth from an eager young Indian War officer to a middle-aged dove congressman to a surprisingly hardened and determined hawk as the Union's commander-in-chief. We observe a man willing to sacrifice life and treasure in unprecedented quantities, to risk wounding the pride of vain generals, and even to mislead the public if it meant the preservation of an unbreakable union of states, the destruction of slavery, and the restoration of America as an example to inspire the world. This volume covers strategy; tactics; the endless hiring, sustaining, motivating, and dismissal of commanders; military discipline; and military technology. Modern commanders-in-chief have repeatedly quoted Lincoln to justify their own wars, so it behooves us as citizens to know Lincoln's record well. From masterpieces such as the Gettysburg Address to lesser-known meditations on God's purposes, Lincoln on War is the first book to highlight exclusively Lincoln's sublime and enduring words on war.--From publisher description.
American Civil War (1861-1865) Anecdotes Art Art Assassination Assassins Biography Biography--Anecdotes Cooper Institute speech (Lincoln, Abraham) Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Democracy Economic history Emancipation Proclamation (United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)) Exhibition catalogs Families Friendship History Illinois Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) International relations Juvenile works Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Lincoln-Douglas Debates (Illinois : 1858) Lincoln family Manuscripts, American Military campaigns Military leadership Miscellanea New York (State)--New York Oratory Personal narratives Pictorial works Political and social views Political science Political science--Sources Portrait prints, American Portraits Presidents Presidents--Election Presidents--Transition periods Press coverage Records and correspondence Slavery Slaves--Emancipation Social history Sources Speeches, addresses, etc., American United States War--Causes Washington (D.C.)