Pen Name: None
Genres: Non-Fiction, History
Photo Credit: Don Pollard
The Author was co-chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission from 2001 to 2010 and has written extensively about an Illinois subject of interest - Abraham Lincoln.
Biographical and Professional Information
A prolific writer, Mr. Holzer has written and edited over 37 books and numerous artlicles about various aspects on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. He has also appeared frequently on television. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Award For Superior Achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society in 1993, The Lincoln Prize for his book about Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech in 2005, and the National Humanities Medal from President Bush and the National Endowement for the Humanities in 2008 to name a few.
Currently he serves as Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he is responsible for marketing, communications, government relations, internal communications, admissions, visitor services, and multicultural audience development at the nation's largest art institution.
- The New York Times Complete Civil War 1861-1865, Black Dog and Leventhal, 2010
- Lincoln President Elect:..., Simon & Schuster, 2009
- Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President, Simon & Schuster, 2006
- The Lincoln Assasination: Crime & Punishement, Myth & Memory, Fordham University Press, 2010
- Lincoln Seen and Heard, University Press of Kansas, 2000
- Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Civil War in Art, Crown, 1993
- The President is Shot!, Boyds Mill Press, 2004
- The Union Image:..., University of North Carolina Press, 2000
- Witness to War, Perigee Trade, 1996
- The Emancipation Proclomation: Three Views, Louisiana State University Press, 2006
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The New York Times: Complete Civil War, 1861-1865 (Book & CD)
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
Release Date: 2006-11-07
Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: The Civil War in Art
Release Date: 1993-11-02
The President Is Shot!: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Release Date: 2004-01-01
The Union Image: Popular Prints of the Civil War North (Civil War America)
Release Date: 2000-01-24
Witness to War: The Civil War 1861-1865
Release Date: 1996-05-01
The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)
Release Date: 2006-05
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Holzer is senior vice-president for External Affairs at the Metroplitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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