"Abraham Lincoln is at once the most familiar and the most elusive of American heroes," observes Harold Holzer.
Holzer, a panelist and Hauenstein Center favorite, has spent more time than most thinking about our 16th president: he has written 23 books about Lincoln.
Did we forget to mention: that's in his spare time? Holzer is the vice president for communications at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Photos and text © Gleaves Whitney 2005