Ron Elliott

Ron Elliott, a native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, is a graduate of Stanford High School, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky with degrees in math and computer science. Elliott’s storytelling ability and wealth of knowledge make him a popular speaker. Coupling those attributes with his remarkable research skills and a witty writing style produces well-accepted books including Assassination at the State House, Inside the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire, Through the Eyes of Lincoln (illustrated by John Snell’s beautiful photography and period photographs), From Hilltop to Mountaintop, American El Dorado, and Sinister Influences: Kentucky’s Fabulous Five and the Point-Shaving Scandal of 1951. His work has also been featured in such publications as The Filson Club History Quarterly, Kentucky Humanities magazine, and Kentucky Living. Elliott was honored to be named the recipient of the Outstanding Literary Award by the Kentucky Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Through the Eyes of Lincoln: A Modern Photographic Journey

Historian Ron Elliot and award-winning photographer John Snell take the reader on a breathtaking, cross-country journey of the sites and scenery from Abraham Lincoln’s rustic birthplace and early homes in Kentucky and Indiana to his military, professional, and political careers in Illinois to Washington, D.C. and back to his final resting place in Springfield. Elliott’s wit and astute observations on each site’s role and significance make the perfect, concise companion to Snell’s extraordinary ability to capture on film what we all wish we could see. Scores of historic photos displayed in contrast to today’s views coupled with maps, travel directions, and recommendations will compel many a reader to load their book, hit the road, and experience it for themselves as they are literally retracing the steps of Lincoln.