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Lincoln and the power of the press [electronic resource] : The War for Public Opinion. Harold Holzer.

Holzer, Harold. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781439192740 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: "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 relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish slavery." —Doris Kearns GoodwinFrom 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. Lincoln alternately pampered, battled, and manipulated the three most powerful publishers of the day: Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune, James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald, and Henry Raymond of the New York Times. When war broke out and the nation was...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 14249 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
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Genre: Electronic books.

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