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Lincoln Seen and Heard Hardcover – May 29, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0700610013 ISBN-10: 0700610014

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About the Author

Harold Holzer is vice-president for communications at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the country's leading authorities on the iconography and political culture of the Civil War, he has been a consultant to numerous television productions on that conflict. Among his many books are The Lincoln Image and The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1860-1865.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas (May 29, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700610014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700610013
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,678,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Harold Holzer, one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era, serves as chairman of the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. He has authored, coauthored, and edited forty-two books, including Emancipating Lincoln, Lincoln at Cooper Union, and three award-winning books for young readers: Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons, The President Is Shot!, and Abraham Lincoln, the Writer. His awards include the Lincoln Prize and the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
With its reproduction of over 50 rare prints from the 19th century, Harold Holzer's LINCOLN SEEN & HEARD is a rare treasure trove of Lincoln images. Holzer, author of several studies on Abraham Lincoln, offers rich biographical and historical details during his visual and textual analysis.
Holzer's study of Lincoln's public image in iconography and language is logically divided into thematic chapters. In his study of the comtemporary visual iconography of Abraham Lincoln, Holzer examines images of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator and as the Commander in Chief. He also analyses images of Lincoln's assissination and compares prints of Lincoln and the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis. In his discussion of Lincoln's language. Holzer addresses Lincoln's impromtu oratory as well as his two most famous texts, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. Holzer's book is well-balanced and richly documented. Very readable, this book should interest both historical scholars and general readers.
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