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Civil War Lecture with Harold Holzer Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Collaborative Programs
Harold Holzer
Wed, August 24th, 2011 | 8:00 pm

In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a lecture series by eminent scholars discussing their most recent books on the Civil War. In this program, distinguished scholar Harold Holzer will discuss a new compilation of original, first-hand reportage that appeared in The New York Times during the Civil War. This series is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press. For more information, please visit

Event Details

Location This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Pricing Free Admission. No advance reservation is required.

Speaker Bio(s) Harold Holzer is Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and served as co-chair of the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission for nine years. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 41 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era. His newest titles include Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Lincoln on War: Our Greatest Commander in Chief Speaks to America, Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons, and The New York Times The Complete Civil War 1861-1865, which he co-edited with Craig L. Symonds.

Collaborators Produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press.

Creative: Tronvig Group