Eloquent President by Jr Ronald C White, Jr.
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Eloquent President
By Jr Ronald C White, Jr.

The Eloquent President

A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words annotated edition

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Eloquent President by Jr Ronald C White, Jr.

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White takes us back to when great men believed in the power of words to change the world. . . . This book . . . is a treasure to read, a spur to thinking, a small volume with fascinating history. The Denver Post In The Eloquent President, historian Ronald C. White, Jr., examines Abraham Lincoln s astonishing oratory and explores his growth as a leader, a communicator, and a man of deepening spiritual conviction. Examining a different speech, address, or public letter in each chapter, White tracks the evolution of Lincoln s rhetoric from the measured tones of the First Inaugural to the immortal poetry of the Gettysburg Address. As he weighs the biblical cadences and vigorous parallel structures that make Lincoln s rhetoric soar, White identifies a passionate religious strain that most historians have overlooked. It is White s contention that, as president, Lincoln not only grew into an inspiring leader and determined commander in chief, but also embarked on a spiritual odyssey that led to a profound understanding of the relationship between human action and divine will. With grace and insight, White captures the essence of the four most critical years of Lincoln s life and makes his great words live for our time in all their power and beauty."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812970463
ISBN-10: 0812970462
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 30mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Random House Trade
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jr Ronald C White, Jr.

RONALD C. WHITE, JR., is the author and editor of seven books, most recently "Lincoln s Greatest Speech," which was a "Washington Post" bestseller, a "San Francisco Chronicle" bestseller, and a "New York Times" Notable Book. White earned his Ph.D. at Princeton and has taught at UCLA, Princeton Theological Seminary, Whitworth College, and Colorado College. He is currently Professor of American Intellectual and Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary and a Reader at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. He has lectured on Lincoln s eloquence at the White House, the Library of Congress, and Gettysburg. He lives with his wife, Cynthia, in La Canada, California. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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