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Richard Striner

About The Author

Richard Striner is a writer, scholar, teacher, and civic activist. He served as a professor of history for thirty years at Washington College. The author of over a dozen books, Striner is also the author of numerous magazine and journal articles as well as public affair commentaries and op-eds.

Striner has served as Senior Writer for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission and as a consultant to the World War II Memorial Committee of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

His most recent book is Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln. Previous presidential books include Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden Too Great to Bear, Lincoln and Race, Lincoln’s Way: How Six Great Presidents Created American Power, and Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Relentless Struggle to End Slavery. Striner has contributed to the online New York Times “Disunion” series on the Civil War and has written two cover stories for the American Scholar magazine.

Books by Richard Striner