Michael F. Holt

Michael F. Holt is the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of six books, including the award-winning The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party and By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Franklin Pierce
The American Presidents
Michael F. Holt; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors
Times Books

The genial but troubled New Englander whose single-minded partisan loyalties inflamed the nation's simmering battle over slavery Charming and handsome,...


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The Fate of Their Country

Michael F. Holt
Hill and Wang

How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly...


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