Ronald C. White, Jr.

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Award-winning author and historian Ronald C. White has succeeded in capturing the essence of the sixteenth commander-in-chief in A. Lincoln, a biography that delves deep into the writings of the president known for constant correspondence and a tophat full of notes. White will give a talk entitled “Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and the Religion of Lincoln.” Through focusing on tangible written sources, White develops an understanding of the strong moral compass, intellectual curiosity, and comfort with ambiguity that defined Lincoln’s life. White creates a compelling and thorough portrait of the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.”

A. Lincoln is a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller. It was honored as one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post, and won a 2010 Christopher Award for affirming “the highest values of the human spirit.”

Dr. White is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton, and has taught at universities across the nation. While White is perhaps best known for his awardwinning biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln, his op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. White has lectured at the White House and on PBS, and is a Fellow at both the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and the Trinity Forum in Washington, DC.

If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. Lincoln.”—USA Today

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