Ronald C. White

Lincoln In Private

What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President

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May 4, 2021

Lincoln did not have a diary but, he developed the habit of writing reflections and ruminations on little slips of paper. Historian Ronald C. White, Jr., will expand our understanding of Lincoln’s character and thinking and can give us a better understanding of the private Lincoln behind the public Lincoln.

“An intimate character portrait and fascinating inquiry into the basis of Lincoln’s energetic, curious mind . . . We see in Lincoln’s fragments a poised and resolute intellectual. We also see a vulnerable individual humbled by the precariousness of the nation and of its vast, uncertain future. . . . As Mr. White shows so persuasively, Lincoln’s quiet, personal moments laid the foundation for his enduring public legacy.”The Wall Street Journal

Random House Audiobook is narrated by Ronald C. White

Ronald C. White

About the Author

Ronald C. White is the author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. General David H. Petraeus (Ret.) writes, “Certain to be recognized as the classic work on Ulysses S. Grant.”

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The Letter in Which Lincoln Debated the Morality of Slavery With Himself


With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library

“We are attracted to Abraham Lincoln because for us, he seems to embody what America is all about.” A Conversation with Ron White

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Ronald C. White is available for select readings and lectures.

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