Lincoln and the Power of the Press
- By Harold Holzer
- Signed by the author
- Hardcover: 768 pages
- ISBN: 9781439192726
Lincoln believed that with public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln's leadership by showing us how deftly he managed his relationships with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish slavery.
Holzer shows us an activist Lincoln through journalists who covered him from his start through to the night of his assassination, when one reporter ran to the box where Lincoln was shot and emerged to write the story covered with blood. In a wholly original way, Holzer shows us politicized newspaper editors battling for power and a masterful president using the press to speak directly to the people and shape the nation.
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