Today we celebrate our founding fathers with President’s Day! Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12–premier Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer’s new collection, The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory, is coming out in May, 2010. Co-edited with Craig L. Symonds and Frank J. Williams, the book examines the infamous presidential assassination and its echoing significance throughout American memory and culture. In addition to detailing the assassination, it follows the resulting search and prosecution of the murder conspirators, events which are much more complex than most realize. Harold Holzer is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is one of the nation’s leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He serves as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He has written, co-written, or edited 35 books. The contributors and editors of this collection are the top Lincoln scholars in the country.
Additional Lincoln books from Fordham Press include: