Civil War Talk Radio: August 26, 2005

Air Date: 082605
Subject: Harold Holzer: Right Makes Might
Books: Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President
(Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
& The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text
Guest: Harold Holzer

Summary: Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer presents a new look at a long overlooked work by Abraham Lincoln, as described in his fascinating book, Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President.

Brett’s Summary: Harold Holzer, renowned Lincoln scholar, goes into great detail on Lincoln’s Cooper Union speech in New York City in 1860. He also covers the topic of the celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birthday in 2009, and addresses the absurd claim that Lincoln was gay.

Civil War Talk Radio airs most Fridays at 12 PM Pacific on World Talk Radio Studio A. Host Gerry Prokopowicz, the History Chair at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, interviews a guest each week and discusses their interest in the Civil War. Most interviews center around a book or books if the guest is an author. Other guests over the years have included public Historians such as park rangers and museum curators,wargamers, bloggers, and even a member of an American Civil War Round Table located in London, England.

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