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About the Author

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 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.

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