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Lincoln in the World - The Making of A Statesman and the Dawn of American Power

Kevin Peraino

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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 ar

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Yen

Length:

14h 3m


Chapters

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01:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

54:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

48:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

53:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

57:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:15