Richard Wightman Fox is a professor of history at the University of Southern California and the author of Jesus in America and Trials of Intimacy, among other books. He lives in Venice, California.
"Fascinating...an astonishingly interesting interpretation...Fox
[can be] wonderfully shrewd and often dazzling." -- Jill Lepore -
The New York Times Book Review
"Highly readable...Mr. Fox skillfully depicts how varied have been the uses that Americans have made of their greatest president...he deserves special credit." -- Michael Burlingame - Wall Street Journal
"With subtle analysis and supple writing, preeminent cultural historian Richard Wightman Fox is especially insightful on the African-American experiences of Lincoln. Readers will sense from the first page that this is a book they will want to linger over in their delight." -- Ronald C. White Jr., author of A. Lincoln: A Biography