Book of the Week


Lincoln's Forgotten Ally:
Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

by Elizabeth D. Leonard

Now available in paperback

“[With] Leonard’s skillful research and careful assessment. . . . Joseph Holt will no longer remain an obscure figure.”
--Journal of American History

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Video: Elizabeth Leonard on The Civil War Monitor’s “Behind the Lines”

In this video, Elizabeth Leonard talks to the Civil War Monitor about Joseph Holt. She says Joseph Holt is “a very much forgotten personage from our historical past, and he’s someone who I think is probably the most important people from Lincoln’s administration who has been forgotten about.” […]

Elizabeth D. Leonard co-winner of 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Elizabeth D. Leonard is co-winner of the prestigious 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her book Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky. Receiving honorable mention is Barbara A. Gannon for her book The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic. […]

Elizabeth D. Leonard: Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally – An Excerpt

An excerpt from the new release Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky, by Elizabeth D. Leonard. […]

July Roundup: UNC Press Authors in the Media

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Recent blog & radio appearances […]

Elizabeth D. Leonard: A Historian’s Review of ‘The Conspirator’

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Movie review from the biographer of Joseph Holt. […]