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Harold Holzer has authored, co-authored, and edited twenty-two books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, including The Lincoln Image, Lincoln Seen and Heard, Dear Mr. Lincoln: Letters to the President, Lincoln as I Knew Him, and Lincoln on Democracy. He has won a number of awards, including the Lincoln Diploma of Honor from Lincoln Memorial University, and the Civil War Round Table's Nevins-Freeman Award, and sits on historical advisory boards for a number of the nation's Civil War museums. Holzer, who is vice president for communications and marketing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, serves also as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and as founding vice chairman of The Lincoln Forum. He lives in Rye, New York.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Cooper Institute speech, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Oratory, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Views on slavery, United States Politics and government 1857-1861, Speeches, addresses, etc, , American New York (State) New York, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Political career before 1861