Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion - Harold Holzer 2014 Simon & Schuster 1st edition hardback

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Condition:  Good: Good condition for a used book! Some wear. The back upper left corner of the dust jacket is scuffed. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincolns leadership by showing us how deftly he managed his relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish slavery. From his earliest days, Lincoln devoured newspapers. As he started out in politics he wrote editorials and letters to argue his case. He spoke to the public directly through the press. He even bought a German-language newspaper to appeal to that growing electorate in his state. Holzer shows us politicized newspaper editors battling for power, and a masterly president using the press to speak directly to the people and shape the nation.