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Speaking Invitations

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

To inquire about a possible appearance with Ronald C. White, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau. Stasia Whalen: swhalen@penguinrandomhouse.com or phone: 212-782-9208.

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 [2016] won the 2017 William Henry Seward Award for “Excellence in Civil War Biography.” He is also the author of A. Lincoln: A Biography [2009].  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 on May 4, 2021. The Wall Street Journal hailed it as “an intimate character portrait and fascinating inquiry into the basis of Lincoln’s energetic, curious mind.” White is also narrator of the Random House Audiobook.

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.

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

Webinars

American POTUS Podcast

Lincoln: His Private Notes to 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

Events

Please note which events are virtual: 💻
I am signing personalized bookplates for each of these events.

2022 Events

The year 2022 will mark the bicentennial of the birth of Ulysses S. Grant.

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.

Books

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Lincoln In Private

What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Ronald White is writing a comprehensive biography of Chamberlain to be published by Random House in 2022.

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American Ulysses

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America’s greatest generals—and most misunderstood presidents.

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