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Ronald C. White
Ronald C. White is the author of two New York Times bestselling presidential biographies. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant  won the 2017 William Henry Seward Award for “Excellence in Civil War Biography.” He is also the author of A. Lincoln: A Biography . USA Today said, “If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. LINCOLN.”
His new book, Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President, was published in May 2021. He is the narrator of the Random House Audiobook for Lincoln in Private.
He has also written Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
He is presently writing a comprehensive biography of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the Bowdoin college professor who was the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg. After the Civil War Chamberlain became Governor Maine, President of Bowdoin College, and a foremost lecturer on the Civil War.
Dr. White is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary, receiving a Ph.D. in Religion and History from Princeton University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum in Washington, D.C. He has taught at UCLA, Whitworth University, Colorado College, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He has lectured at the White House and been interviewed on the PBS NewsHour. He has spoken on Lincoln in England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and New Zealand. He lives with his wife Cynthia in Pasadena California.
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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*All times listed as Eastern Standard Time.
Due to the surge of Delta Variant, I have decided not to travel in October. The five events in Washington and Philadelphia will still take place as scheduled. Each will be either virtual or hybrid–people in attendance but also available by zoom. Personalized bookplates will be possible for each event.
14th Oct 2021 6:00 pm Washington, DC
The Metropolitan Club
Metropolitan Club, Washington D.C.
15th Oct 2021 12:00 pm Washington, DC
The Cosmos Club
16th Oct 2021 11:30 am Washington, DC
Lincoln Group of D.C.
18th Oct 2021 ,
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
19th Oct 2021 ,
The Library Company of Philadelphia
27th Oct 2021 6:00 pm ,
Valley Hunt Club, Pasadena CA
6th Nov 2021 ,
The Sunrise Foundation, Honolulu, HI
10th Nov 2021 2:00 pm Coronado, CA
Coronado Island Film Festival
Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address with Actor Richard Dreyfuss & Director Ken Kebow
27th Jan 2022 ,
The Filson Historical Society, Louisville KY
2021 Book Tour for Lincoln in Private
In The News
Leadership Lessons from Lincoln & Grant
Ronald C. White discussed what the lives and presidencies of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant can teach us about leadership with the Library’s Colleen Shogan.
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