A. Lincoln

Genre: Biography

A. LincolnA Biography

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.“Ronald C. White’s A. Lincoln is the best biography of Lincoln since David Donald's Lincoln (1995).... Amid all the books on Lincoln that will be published during the coming year, this one will stand out as one of the best.” —James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 28 hours
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Ronald C. White Jr.

RONALD C. WHITE, JR. is the author of Lincoln’s Greatest Speech and The Eloquent President. He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton and has lectured on Lincoln at hundreds of universities and organizations including Gettysburg and the White House. He is presently a fellow at the Huntington Library and a visiting professor of history at UCLA. He lives in La Cañada, California.
Bill Weideman

Bill Weideman has been active in theater since the 1st grade, and this interest led him to an undergraduate degree from Michigan State in Radio and TV broadcasting. He helped found the Ionia Community Theater, and has performed with Central Park Players, Muskegon Civic Theater, and other regional theater groups. Bill has narrated and directed for Brilliance for the past 20 years. His repertoire includes everything from thrillers to romance to westerns to science fiction. Bill is also well-known in West Michigan as the patriarch of the Weideman Family Band, and he and his wife Barb recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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