Abraham Lincoln always signed his name "A. Lincoln" so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the most in-depth, personal looks at his life is titled A. Lincoln: A Biography.
A. Lincoln is a highly detailed, thoroughly researched biography of the sixteenth President of the United States. The book showcases Lincoln's integrity, morals and willingness to change his mind when necessary. It also documents his insatiable intellectual curiosity, which led to changing viewpoints throughout his lifetime and influenced famous events such as the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation. It covers the reasoning behind his evolving ideas on slavery, religion and even the role of the President.
Beginning with his childhood, the book discusses Lincoln's civilian life, his political career before presidency and his time in the White House. A. Lincoln is surprisingly humorous at least partially due to the President's own sense of humor exposed in his writing. This is especially true when exploring the interpersonal relationships with his family, friends and even political contemporaries.
Author Ronald C. White Jr. researched the book through letters, legal documents and photographs, including Lincoln's personal writings and letters and those of his family. White has written eight books, including A. Lincoln: A Biography. These include two other bestsellers about one of the country's most famous presidents, Lincoln's Greatest Speech and The Eloquent President. He has also served as a guest lecturer on Lincoln at the White House, the Library of Congress and Gettysburg.
White holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and has served as a professor at several schools including Princeton. He currently teaches history at UCLA and is a Professor of American Religious History Emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
In this important new biography, Ronald C. White, Jr. offers a fresh and fascinating definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity - what today's commentators are calling authenticity - whose internal moral compass is the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research, utilizing recently discovered Lincoln letters, legal papers, and photographs, White depicts Lincoln as a person of intellectual curiosity, comfortable with ambiguity, and capable of changing his mind.
The reader is treated to an exploration of Lincoln's compelling words, his changing ideas on slavery, the shaping of the modern role of Commander-in-Chief, and his surprising religious odyssey.
A. Lincoln, so titled for the way Lincoln signed his name, sheds an innovative and profound light on our nation's most beloved leader for a new generation of Americans. Download and start listening now!