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Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Horace Greeley's conversation inevitably becomes a speech."

Horace Greeley's conversation inevitably becomes a speech.




Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Any journalist who holds the office writes in a straitjacket."

Any journalist who holds the office writes in a straitjacket.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The letter is too belligerent. If I were you, I would state the facts as they were, without the pepper and salt. Abraham Lincoln"

The letter is too belligerent. If I were you, I would state the facts as they were, without the pepper and salt. Abraham Lincoln



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The infant New York Times boasted that no newspaper printing what was really worth reading ever perished for lack of readers."

The infant New York Times boasted that no newspaper printing what was really worth reading ever perished for lack of readers.




Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Feeling its power, one Civil War paper trumpeted that Milton and Homer were for another age but for this one was the New York Herald."

Feeling its power, one Civil War paper trumpeted that Milton and Homer were for another age but for this one was the New York Herald.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "One writer may speak of something more lasting than Horace Greeley when he writes of that editor that his secular philanthropy drifted into autocratic ambition."

One writer may speak of something more lasting than Horace Greeley when he writes of that editor that his secular philanthropy drifted into autocratic ambition.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The author observers that better technology actually increased division because rival outlets funded by rival parties could get their slant to the partisans"

The author observers that better technology actually increased division because rival outlets funded by rival parties could get their slant to the partisans




Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "A writer at the time said, "Lincoln means to sink the man in the public officer."

A writer at the time said, "Lincoln means to sink the man in the public officer.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Horace Greeley pursues temperance to extravagance." Lord Acton"

Horace Greeley pursues temperance to extravagance." Lord Acton



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Samuel FB Morse's SECOND question over the telegraph was, "Have you any news?"

Samuel FB Morse's SECOND question over the telegraph was, "Have you any news?




Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Looking to advance in journalism, one future editor displayed skilled as varied as economic analysis and humorous commentary."

Looking to advance in journalism, one future editor displayed skilled as varied as economic analysis and humorous commentary.




Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Stephen Douglas's oratory was designed for the galleries, Lincoln's for his peers"

Stephen Douglas's oratory was designed for the galleries, Lincoln's for his peers



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "No greater mistake can be made than to assume that newspapers are correct indices of public opinion."

No greater mistake can be made than to assume that newspapers are correct indices of public opinion.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "General literature without the humbug, " was the New Yorker's original mission."

General literature without the humbug, " was the New Yorker's original mission.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The Bible and newspapers, to both Lincoln and Greeley, they represented equally compelling gospel."

The Bible and newspapers, to both Lincoln and Greeley, they represented equally compelling gospel.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The author says that though the Mexican War wound down, the interpretation of it was just beginning."

The author says that though the Mexican War wound down, the interpretation of it was just beginning.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The author describes Lincoln's attitude in making a deal with a newspaper publisher as, "almost defiant transparency."

The author describes Lincoln's attitude in making a deal with a newspaper publisher as, "almost defiant transparency.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "His targets had little in common, other than that they had somehow aroused his enmity."

His targets had little in common, other than that they had somehow aroused his enmity.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "I'm the only English thing they can vent their anger on."

I'm the only English thing they can vent their anger on.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Only a writer "with Bennett's craft and brass could manage to praise and insult his readers at the same time."

Only a writer "with Bennett's craft and brass could manage to praise and insult his readers at the same time.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The author said Frederick Douglass described himself as a "graduate" of slavery with the marks of his diploma on his back."

The author said Frederick Douglass described himself as a "graduate" of slavery with the marks of his diploma on his back.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "One of Lincoln's intimates as a presidential candidate urged him to make no promises and not to part with those kind words which could be interpreted as promises."

One of Lincoln's intimates as a presidential candidate urged him to make no promises and not to part with those kind words which could be interpreted as promises.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Lincoln on a desire to hear Horace Greeley speak: "In print, every one of his words seems to weigh about a ton."

Lincoln on a desire to hear Horace Greeley speak: "In print, every one of his words seems to weigh about a ton.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "At times, said the founder of the Chicago Tribune, Lincoln seemed to reach into the clouds and take out the thunderbolts."

At times, said the founder of the Chicago Tribune, Lincoln seemed to reach into the clouds and take out the thunderbolts.




Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "James Gordon Bennett said he aimed to be, "serious in my aims but full of frolic in my means."

James Gordon Bennett said he aimed to be, "serious in my aims but full of frolic in my means.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Public sentiment is everything, said Lincoln. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed."

Public sentiment is everything, said Lincoln. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The mid-19th century was noted for a partisan, rather than a consensus press, but this partisanship was able to turn out voters consistently."

The mid-19th century was noted for a partisan, rather than a consensus press, but this partisanship was able to turn out voters consistently.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Lincoln had an almost childlike habit of regaling visitors with any sharp saying he'd uttered during the day, taking simple-hearted pleasure in some of his best hits."

Lincoln had an almost childlike habit of regaling visitors with any sharp saying he'd uttered during the day, taking simple-hearted pleasure in some of his best hits.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "John Hay calls the telegraph reporter, "the natural enemy of the scribe."

John Hay calls the telegraph reporter, "the natural enemy of the scribe.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "A rival editor in Philadelphia said that the spreading railroad network carried "New York everywhere" in terms of the city's predominant influence."

A rival editor in Philadelphia said that the spreading railroad network carried "New York everywhere" in terms of the city's predominant influence.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "One paper boasted that its subscription and advertising numbers proved that America did not need the social change it rival paper advocated."

One paper boasted that its subscription and advertising numbers proved that America did not need the social change it rival paper advocated.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Superficial and emotional subject might sway undecided voters."

Superficial and emotional subject might sway undecided voters.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "We need to know not only what is done but what is purposed and said by those who shape the destines of states and realms." Horace Greeley"

We need to know not only what is done but what is purposed and said by those who shape the destines of states and realms." Horace Greeley



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Lincoln said his spiky hair had "a way of getting up in the world"."

Lincoln said his spiky hair had "a way of getting up in the world".



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "Lincoln jibed that a general INVADED Canada without resistance and out-vaded it without pursuit."

Lincoln jibed that a general INVADED Canada without resistance and out-vaded it without pursuit.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "The press-savy Lincoln looked not to the future, but to the past."

The press-savy Lincoln looked not to the future, but to the past.



Harold Holzer, Lincoln And The Power Of The Press: The War For Public Opinion Quotes: "President-elect Lincoln to his confidants: "The people of the South do not know us. They are not allowed to receive Republican papers down there."

President-elect Lincoln to his confidants: "The people of the South do not know us. They are not allowed to receive Republican papers down there.