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Diplomat in Carpet Slippers: Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs
Diplomat in Carpet Slippers Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs Author:Jay Monaghan "The shy and hesitant course of President Lincoln in foreign affairs ... [is] told by Jay Monaghan as a staightaway story, whereas his language is pure classic mixed with crisp Rocky Mountain Americanese." -- Carl Sandburg — This books tells the story of Lincoln's foreign policy in terms of the actors involved, wily diplomats and golden-tongued p... more »reachers, emperors and crackpot reformers. millionaires and party bosses, privateers and premiers, corporation presidents and rabble-rousers, power politicians and spies, with the hard-pressed lawyer from backwoods Illinois using all of them, all his artistry, all his subtlety and eloquence, in his endless battle to keep the Ship of State from crashing on international as well as domestic rocks.
First published in 1945, the Charter Books edition came out in 1962.« less