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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Ice cream

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Anything from Frank Sinatra's "Wee Small Hours" or "Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe" by Peggy Lee

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Abraham Lincoln, of course--and I would want the first exclusive interview--scooping 60 Minutes, Baraba Walters, et al. I'd start by asking: "What was it with you and your father?"

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