About the Author
Ronald C. White is the author of two New York Times bestselling presidential biographies. USA Today said of A. Lincoln: A Biography , “If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. LINCOLN.” American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant  won the William Henry Seward Award for “Excellence in Civil War Biography.” He has also written Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural , a New York Times Notable Book, The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words , a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President , recipient of the 2021 Barnondess/Lincoln award. He is the narrator of the Random House Audiobook for Lincoln in Private.
His new biography, On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, will be published by Penguin Random House on October 31, 2023.
White is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary and received a Ph.D. 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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