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Lincoln in the World free pdf A captivating look at how Abraham Lincoln evolved into one of our seminal foreign-policy presidents and helped point the way to America s rise to world power. This is the story of one of the most breathtaking feats in the annals of American foreign policy performed by one of the most unlikely figures. Abraham Lincoln is not often remembered as a great foreign-policy president. He had never traveled overseas and spoke no foreign languages. And yet, during the Civil War, Lincoln and his team skillfully managed to stare down the Continent s great powers deftly avoiding European intervention on the side of the Confederacy. In the process, the United States emerged as a world power in its own right. Engaging, insightful, and highly original, "Lincoln in the World" is a tale set at the intersection of personal character and national power. The narrative focuses tightly on five distinct, intensely human conflicts that helped define Lincoln s approach to foreign affairs from his debate, as a young congressman, with his law partner over the conduct of the Mexican War, to his deadlock with Napoleon III over the French occupation of Mexico. Bursting with colorful characters like Lincoln s bowie-knife-wielding minister to Russia, Cassius Marcellus Clay- the cunning French empress, Eugenie- and the hapless Mexican monarch Maximilian "Lincoln in the World" draws a finely wrought portrait of a president and his team at the dawn of American power. In the Age of Lincoln, we see shadows of our own world. The international arena in the 1860s could be a merciless moral vacuum. Lincoln s times demanded the cold, realistic pursuit of national interest, and, in important ways, resembled our own increasingly multipolar world. And yet, like ours, Lincoln s era was also an information age, a period of rapid globalization. Steamships, telegraph wires, and proliferating new media were transforming the world. Global influence required the use of soft power as well as hard. Anchored by meticulous research into overlooked archives, "Lincoln in the World" reveals the sixteenth president to be one of America s indispensable diplomats and a key architect of America s emergence as a global superpower. Much has been written about how Lincoln saved the Union, but"Lincoln in the World"highlights the lesser-known yet equally vital role he played on the world stage during those tumultuous years of war and division."

About Kevin Peraino

KEVIN PERAINOis a veteran foreign correspondent who has reported from throughout the world. He spent a decade at "Newsweek," most recently as a senior writer and bureau chief in the Middle East. He was a finalist for the Livingston Award for his foreign-affairs reporting, and was part of the team that won a National Magazine Award for its coverage of the 2004 presidential campaign. A graduate of Northwestern University and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, he lives in Connecticut with his wife and children. Follow him on Twitter @KevinPeraino. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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Author : Kevin Peraino
Publisher : Broadway Books
Data Published : 28 October 2014
ISBN : 0307887219
EAN : 9780307887214
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 419 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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