When I was a youngster and had to write a paper or a report, I would always write about Abe Lincoln. His life and presidency always fascinated me. My parents took me to Ford's Theater and the Lincoln Memorial when I was 12-13. I have seen HAROLD HOLZER | LINCOLN SCHOLAR on several programs recently on C-Span and The History Channel. He's a great authority and his respect for Lincoln in infectious.
He always says things that I wasn't aware of. I watched him on C-Span's Q and A and he shared the most unbelievable fact: Between the time Abraham Lincoln was elected and the time of his inauguration, 7 states had seceded from the US.