Holzer, Harold

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The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

This is a lively and informative work that will appeal to anyone interested in American history, politics, and journalism.

Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President

Although Lincoln scholars will find no surprises in these essays, they will appreciate their confidence and clarity in argument. All readers will appreciate anew why Lincoln is the inexhaustible subject, for in many ways his story is America's story.

Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory

This examination of the process whereby Lincoln drafted and presented the Emancipation Proclamation reveals how his mastery of legal language disguised the radical implications of the text and muted the constitutional and political concerns the document raised...

Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860–1861

Holzer provides a thorough account of Lincoln's actions during the secession winter: persuading Republicans to resist any accommodations with secessionists, assembling a diverse and talented cabinet, using patronage to strengthen the Republican Party, creating a presidential image to build public confidence, and adroitly managing the Fort Sumter crisis...

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

A must-read that is accessible and well researched for anyone interested in Lincoln, the media, and public opinion in our democracy.

Lincoln on War


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