if Lincoln kept a diary?
Biographer to speak Oct. 2 at presidential museum
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[September 25, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- If Abraham
Lincoln kept a diary, what would it say, and what new insights might
it provide about our 16th president?
Ronald C. White Jr., the author of "A Lincoln: A Biography," a New
York Times best-seller and Christopher Award honoree, will present
"Abraham Lincoln's Diary" on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Union Theater at
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield.
White will bring together six "fragments" taken from the
"Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln" and a new collection of works
edited by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln. These writings are all
untitled, undated and unsigned, as Lincoln never expected anyone to
see them. White will discuss these six fragments and what they
reveal about the private Lincoln.
Prior to the presentation, there will be a book signing at 6:30
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations should
be made by calling 217-558-8934.
For educators, there will be a free "Teacher Talks" session with
White at 5:30 p.m. in the classroom at the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library. Reservations for "Teacher Talks" may be made
by calling 217-558-8953.
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White also authored "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 best-seller. He is currently working on a biography of Ulysses
S. Grant that will be published by Random House.
He is a Huntington Library Fellow, a visiting professor of
history at UCLA and holds a Ph.D. in religion and history from
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