The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words

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A viral The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words Author Ronald C. White Jr. am Books Ronald C White is the author of American Ulysses A Life of Ulysses S Grant 2016 General David H Petraeus Ret wrote, Certain to be recognized as the classic work on Ulysses S Grant White is also the author of three books on Abraham Lincoln A Lincoln A Biography 2009 , was a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller USA Today said, If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A LINCOLN The book was honored as one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, St Louis Post Dispatch, History Book Club, and Barnes Noble It won a 2010 Christopher Award which salutes books that affirm the highest values of the human spirit Lincoln s Greatest Speech The Second Inaugural, was honored as a New York Times Notable Book of 2002, and a Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller The Eloquent President A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words 2005 , was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and a selection of the History Book Club White s op eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor He has lectured at the White House and been interviewed on the PBS News Hour.He attended Northwestern University and is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a Ph.D in Religion and History from Princeton University He has taught at UCLA, Princeton Theological Seminary, Whitworth University, Colorado College, Rider University, and San Francisco Theological Seminary He is a Fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in Washington, D.C He lives with his wife, Cynthia, in La Ca ada, California.. First edition bound in black brown boards 8vo size, 448pp A Fine copy in a Fine dj.. A viral Ebook The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words I've read many books about Lincoln, but this one stands out. White selects several of Lincoln's speeches, and shows what Lincoln was going through when he wrote this speech, and what the country was going through at the time. What you come away with is a sense of how Lincoln worked to meet the moment, and also speak to the ages.This book is written so cleanly that it seems almost effortless. And that means that the author worked hard to get all the readers on board. You don't have to be a Lincoln scholar to appreciate this book. The writing is so clear that non-specialists will enjoy it too.White works carefully with Lincoln's use of scripture, and with Lincoln's faith so far as it can be known. He does not overplay it, for Lincoln was a pretty private person when it came to religious beliefs. Yet Lincoln's use of scripture and his wrestling with God over the meaning of the war are there in his speeches.I got interested in this book because I heard White give a lecture about Lincoln, which was broadcast on the radio. White had such a warm tone, as he spoke of Lincoln. He came across as very very well informed, yet so disarming and unpretentious. I liked him immediately and ordered his book. White does a masterful job of using Lincoln's own words to understand Lincoln. Along the way you learn a lot of things about Civil War America.
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  1. Ronald C White is the author of American Ulysses A Life of Ulysses S Grant 2016 General David H Petraeus Ret wrote, Certain to be recognized as the classic work on Ulysses S Grant White is also the author of three books on Abraham Lincoln A Lincoln A Biography 2009 , was a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller USA Today said, If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A LINCOLN The book was honored as one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, St Louis Post Dispatch, History Book Club, and Barnes Noble It won a 2010 Christopher Award which salutes books that affirm the highest values of the human spirit Lincoln s Greatest Speech The Second Inaugural, was honored as a New York Times Notable Book of 2002, and a Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller The Eloquent President A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words 2005 , was a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and a selection of the History Book Club White s op eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor He has lectured at the White House and been interviewed on the PBS News Hour.He attended Northwestern University and is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a Ph.D in Religion and History from Princeton University He has taught at UCLA, Princeton Theological Seminary, Whitworth University, Colorado College, Rider University, and San Francisco Theological Seminary He is a Fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in Washington, D.C He lives with his wife, Cynthia, in La Ca ada, California.

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  1. I ve read many books about Lincoln, but this one stands out White selects several of Lincoln s speeches, and shows what Lincoln was going through when he wrote this speech, and what the country was going through at the time What you come away with is a sense of how Lincoln worked to meet the moment, and also speak to the ages.This book is written so cleanly that it seems almost effortless And that means that the author worked hard to get all the readers on board You don t have to be a Lincoln sc [...]


  2. This beautiful portrait of Lincoln through his words is one of my favorites It chronologically covers all of Lincolns famous addresses and then some and puts them in the historical context of what was happening in his personal and professional life at the time of the speech Really powerful


  3. Most reviews of this book are positive, laudatory expressions of Lincoln s speeches and ability to communicate to whatever audience he was focused on I agree with all of them I have read much on Lincoln, and especially appreciated Gary Will s book on the Gettysburg Address This book gave me the whole package, all the major speeches over his entire political life while connecting each speech to the historical context that Lincoln wrote and delivered it What is most striking about almost all his s [...]


  4. If, in this year celebrating his bicentennial, you are interested in Lincoln as an orator, and in his most famous speeches, then this is the book for you I ve occasionally perused his speeches and got a bit stuck by the language This book takes segments of his most famous speeches, breaks them down into fragments and explains the meaning.A good introduction to Lincoln for me, and has spurred me on to read other books about him.


  5. There s a lot of overlap between this book and White s biography A Lincoln as well as his smaller book Lincoln s Greatest Speech In fact, this book pretty much does for several of Lincoln s speeches what Lincoln s Greatest Speech does for the Second Inaugural Address A joy to read White is pretty eloquent himself.


  6. A fascinating read that looks at the growth of Abraham Lincoln through his speeches Each chapter deals with one specific speech, and they are done chronologically to demonstrate how he changed from the way he wrote and delivered speeches from a President Elect to a second term President I loved the many anecdotes and White wrote in a way that took complex ideas in many of these 19th century speeches and explained them in an academic yet accessible way Highly recommended for fans of Lincoln.


  7. An amazing study of Lincoln s evolving political philosophy and oratorical genius as seen in his writings and speeches A must read for any serious Lincoln history fan.


  8. This book is a history buff English teacher s dream, as it chronicles Lincoln s political, rhetorical, and spiritual development AND analyzes several of his speeches from a technical point of view i.e diction, syntax, tone I really enjoyed reading this book and would have rated it higher save for two considerations First, some of the chapters became repetitive at times, as the one or the other addressed similar issues or uses of language in various speeches I understand that that method is a leg [...]


  9. Some of Lincoln s words, such as those of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural, are so familiar that it might seem unnecessary to write another book about them White revitalizes them by placing them in a broader context of Lincoln s presidential addresses He charts the evolution of Lincoln s thought from the legalistic arguments of the First Inaugural to the theology of the Second Lincoln s lesser noted presidential speeches, such as his remarks on the 1861 journey from Springfield to [...]


  10. A good way to learn about a man s policies and directives is to study the words they speak This book goes consecutively through Lincoln s presidential speeches to get a closer view of this famous leader However, the author is obviously an admirer who is trying to convince his readers how wonderful were his powers of speech and persuasion, rather than give a conclusive picture of his agenda.It has the referenced speeches in the appendices which was very helpful to obtain a deeper understanding of [...]


  11. A few interesting quotes within the book He had a thin, high pitched falsetto voice of much carrying ower, that could be heard a long distance in spite of the bustle and tumult of the crowd P 79 I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so P 81 Lincoln wrote down ideas on scraps of paper and stray envelopes Lincoln then put them into his circular [...]


  12. Loved this book Picked it up at the gift store associated with Lincoln s Summer Cottage a little known historic site in DC my daughter I visited this past summer that preserves the summer home of the Lincoln s in 1862, 1863 and 1864.The book is a writer s speaker s analysis of Lincoln s key speeches, charting both his growth and maturing as a speaker and President Absolutely a perfect book to be reading if you re preparing to give a speech or public presentation Will get you in the mood.


  13. Sorry to say that this was of an oversized academic paper than a history book Obviously well researched, and usually well presented, the book nonetheless lacks a real spark of readability As much as I like Lincoln, I found myself really laboring through some parts of the so called narrative Slightly repetitive at times, this book still is worth reading if you are already very interested in the subject matter.


  14. This is a fantastic book on Abe Lincoln The author analyzes Lincoln s development through his speeches and letters, starting after his election and through his death To look at Lincoln s development as a writer and speaker and to see his ideas develop through the war adds to my already established view of the greatness of our 16th President.


  15. This is the only lincoln book I have completed and I would not be surprised if it is not one of the best As a lawyer and journalist I love language and words so the concentration on Lincoln s liguistic talents was delightful Lincoln is a person to genuinely admire and the weight of his words is a reflection on his golden character.


  16. One of the most important books that I have ever read It shows a side of Lincoln s many talents of which I was previously unaware How did a person with only 2 years of formal schooling become a master writer and orator This book reveals some of that, although the focus of the book is on the development of his thinking and communications over time which I doubt any other book has pursued.


  17. Study of major speeches of Lincoln It is based on the theory that Lincoln, because of the careful way he wrote all his own works, his writings are a better means to see what he was thinking then other contemporary politicians He is approachable through his speeches.


  18. Lincoln was awesome in spite of terrible tragedieshe kept a positive spirit He did suffer from depression, having lost three children and during his Presidency, he was hated by many His words are profound and eloquent.


  19. I really enjoyed this look at Lincoln through a thorough analysis of several of his key speeches It started slow, but once I got into it a bit, it drew me in well The author offers helpful analysis and excellent historical detail.





  20. Yet another reason to be dazzled by Lincoln s courage, intellect, and wisdom In each chapter the author provides a close, insightful rhetorical analysis of a different speech or letter.







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