Kevin Peraino

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Kevin Peraino
Born (1976-06-07) June 7, 1976 (age 41)
Hayward, California, U.S.
Occupation Author and journalist
Spouse(s) Reena Ninan
Children Jackson Peraino, Kate Peraino

Kevin Peraino (born June 7, 1976) is an American author and journalist.[1]

Career[edit]

Peraino's second book, A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949, was released in September 2017. The New York Times Book Review called it "absorbing" and "timely" and selected it as one of its "Editors' Choice" staff picks.[2][3] The Wall Street Journal featured it on the cover of its weekend book review.[4] Peraino'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.[5] The Daily Beast named it one of the best books on President Lincoln, and Foreign Affairs magazine called it "an important step toward a richer and more useful understanding of the American past."[6][7] From 1999 to 2010, Peraino was a writer for Newsweek magazine, where he reported from around the world and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for his foreign-affairs writing.[8] He has also written for Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, Politico Magazine, and other publications, and has appeared on Morning Joe, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere.[9][10][11][12][13] He is represented by Amanda Urban at ICM Partners.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Peraino grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and graduated from Northwestern University.[16] He is married to Reena Ninan, a television journalist at CBS News. They have two children, Jack and Kate.[17]

Affiliations[edit]

Peraino is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a visiting scholar in the international relations department at New York University.[18][19]

Books[edit]

  • A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949. New York: Crown. 2017. ISBN 978-0307887238. 
  • Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power. New York: Crown. 2013. ISBN 978-0307887207. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffert, Barbara. "Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013," Library Journal, accessed June 31, 2013 http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/04/prepub/nonfiction-previews/nonfiction-previews-oct-2013-pt-2-kennedy-lincoln/
  2. ^ Schell, Orville, "1949: The Year That Set the Course of Chinese-American Relations," New York Times Book Review, Oct. 4, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/books/review/kevin-peraino-a-force-so-swift-mao-truman.html
  3. ^ Jones, Radhika, "10 Books We Recommend This Week," New York Times Book Review, Oct. 11, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/books/review/10-new-books-we-recommend-this-week.html
  4. ^ Brands, Hal, "The Birth of Modern China," Wall Street Journal, Sept. 15, 2017 https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-birth-of-modern-china-1505507988
  5. ^ Hoffert, Barbara. "Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013," Library Journal, accessed June 31, 2013 http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/04/prepub/nonfiction-previews/nonfiction-previews-oct-2013-pt-2-kennedy-lincoln/
  6. ^ Barra, Allen, "The Best Books on President Lincoln," Daily Beast, Feb. 17, 2014 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/17/the-best-books-on-president-lincoln.html
  7. ^ Mead, Walter Russell, "Books and Reviews," Foreign Affairs, Nov./Dec. 2013 http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140199/kevin-peraino/lincoln-in-the-world-the-making-of-a-statesman-and-the-dawn-of-a
  8. ^ Random House author bio http://www.randomhouse.com/book/209614/lincoln-in-the-world-by-kevin-peraino#abouttheauthor
  9. ^ Peraino, Kevin, "How Lincoln Shaped Obama's World," Foreign Policy, Sept. 3, 2013 http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/09/03/how_lincoln_shaped_obama_s_world_american_power#sthash.WH0RsobJ.dpbs
  10. ^ Peraino, Kevin, "President Lincoln's Twitter Mole," Daily Beast, Oct. 26, 2013 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/26/president-lincoln-s-twitter-mole.html
  11. ^ Peraino, Kevin, "Inside the China vs. China Feud for America's Hearts and Minds," Politico Magazine, Apr. 7, 2017
  12. ^ Morning Joe, "Book Explores Lincoln and Foreign Policy," Nov. 11, 2013 http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/book-explores-lincoln-and-foreign-policy-61966403990
  13. ^ PBS NewsHour, "Abe's Legacy as a Foreign-Policy President Revealed in 'Lincoln in the World,'" Oct. 31, 2013 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec13/peraino_10-31.html
  14. ^ Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency profile http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/kevin-peraino/
  15. ^ Chris Ariens (April 8, 2015)TVNewser: "Reena Ninan Named Anchor of World News Now, America This Morning"
  16. ^ Street, Lois, "Lincoln in the World: The Rest of the Story," The Ridgefield Press, Nov. 10, 2013 http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/23227/lincoln-in-the-world-the-rest-of-the-story/
  17. ^ Knox, Merrill. "The Afternoon Ticker." TV Newser. July 11, 2012. http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/the-ticker-ninan-gaa-cnbc_b137057
  18. ^ Council on Foreign Relations membership roster "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  19. ^ NYU, Arts & Science, Faculty https://as.nyu.edu/faculty/kevin-peraino.html