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|Born||June 7, 1976
Hayward, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Author and journalist|
|Children||Jackson Peraino, Kate Peraino|
CareerPeraino's first book, Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power, about Lincoln's foreign policy, was released in October 2013. In Foreign Affairs magazine, Walter Russell Mead called it "an important step toward a richer and more useful understanding of the American past," and the Washington Post described it as "revealing and fresh ... There is much here that will interest even those steeped in the vast Lincoln literature." The Daily Beast named it one of the "Best Books on President Lincoln." From 1999 to 2010, Peraino worked as a writer for Newsweek magazine. He has reported from Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Yemen, Israel, Sudan, Iraq, and other countries, and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for his foreign-affairs writing. He has also written for Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications, and has appeared on Morning Joe, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. He is represented by Amanda Urban at ICM Partners.
Personal lifePeraino grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and graduated from Northwestern University. He is married to Reena Ninan, a correspondent at ABC News. They have two children, Jack and Kate.
AffiliationsPeraino is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
BooksLincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power. New York: Crown. 2013. ISBN 978-0307887207.