About the Author
Harold Holzer is a scholar on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Era. He serves as co-chairman of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Holzer has authored, co-authored, and edited 35 books, most recently In Lincoln's Hand: His Original Manuscripts with Commentary by Distinguished Americans
and Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln
which won the 2005 Lincoln Prize. He lives in Rye, New York.
Craig Symonds is a distinguished historian of the American Civil War and a retired professor and chairman of the history department at the United States Naval Academy. He is the author of 11 books including Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History
, which won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in 2006, and Lincoln and His Admirals
, which won the 2009 Lincoln Prize. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland.