Allen C. Guelzo is Luce Professor of History and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He has twice been a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program for American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Guelzo is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2005, and Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, which won the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for 2008. His most recent work on Lincoln is Abraham Lincoln As A Man of Ideas (a collection of essays published in 2009 by Southern Illinois University Press) and Lincoln, a volume in Oxford University Press's 'Very Short Introductions' series (2009). His latest books are Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2012) and Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (2013). His articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals, and also in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and he has been featured on NPR, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Brian's Lamb's BookNotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In September 2005, he was nominated by President Bush to the National Council on the Humanities. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

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