Author Kevin Peraino visits Lincoln Presidential Library Dec. 3
in the World' author will discuss foreign policy challenges that
threatened Lincoln's efforts to save the union
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[November 26, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD — Preserving a
nation torn by civil war required Abraham Lincoln to outmaneuver not
only Confederates but also kings and prime ministers. Author Kevin
Peraino will explore this subject on Dec. 3 at the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum.
Peraino, a former foreign correspondent for Newsweek, has written
the book "Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the
Dawn of American Power."
In the book, Peraino looks at how Lincoln (who once said, "I
don't know anything about diplomacy") avoided European intervention
on the side of the Confederacy, which could well have led to a
Peraino will sign copies of his book at the presidential library,
112 N. Sixth St. in Springfield, at 6 p.m. and speak at 6:30. The
event is free, but reservations are required. For
www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov and click on "Special
event tickets and reservations" or call 217-558-8934.
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Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Thomas Jefferson,"
calls Peraino a major new talent. "You may think you know all you
need to know about Abraham Lincoln, but in this lucid and compelling
new book, you will discover that you've only heard half the story,"
Meacham says. "Here is the Lincoln who looked abroad, struggling
with, and ultimately shaping, America's role in the world."
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