Harold Holzer's newest offering, The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media from the Founding Fathers to Fake News, is a profoundly timely work. Proclaimed the "dean" of Lincoln historians, it is interesting to learn that author Harold Holzer was not, in fact, born a Lincoln historian. He began his post-college life as a reporter for a weekly newspaper, the Manhattan Tribune. After what turned out to be a brief foray into print journalism, Holzer became a political press secretary for Bella Abzug, and then for Mario Cuomo's mayoral election in 1977. Given the information in this book, it should be noted that only Harold Holzer could have offered his readers the perspective of The Presidents vs. the Press.
"The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media from the Founding Fathers to Fake News,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
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