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George Kennan

a writing life

by Lee Congdon

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Published by ISI Books in Wilmington, Del .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kennan, George F. -- 1904-2005,
  • Politics and war -- Philosophy,
  • Historians -- United States -- Biography,
  • Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-208) and index.

    StatementLee Congdon.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE748.K374 C66 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 219 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23164482M
    ISBN 101933859717
    ISBN 109781933859712
    LC Control Number2008928616

      December 7, • In the late s, historian John Lewis Gaddis decided to write a biography of George F. Kennan, the author of the Cold War policy of . Book Launch: A Kennan for Our Times George F. Kennan was the leading voice in shaping the U.S. foreign policy toward Russia for the majority of the 20th century. A Kennan for Our Times: Revisiting America's Greatest 20th Century Diplomat in the 21st Century, edited by Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky and Catholic University Professor.

    George Kennan (Febru – ) was an American explorer noted for his travels in the Kamchatka and Caucasus regions of Russia. He was diplomat and historian George F. Kennan's cousin twice removed, with whom he shared his birthday. Kennan was born in Norwalk, Ohio and was keenly interested in travel from an early age. George F Kennan and the Origins of Containment Book Summary: These letters show Kennan's fear of the extent to which the United States misunderstood the Soviet regime. Especially in , at the time of the Russians' betrayal of the Warsaw Uprising, it became evident that the Soviets were interested in establishing their rigid domination of Eastern and Central Europe and dividing.

      This book is a collection of speeches by George F. Kennan made during the Cold War. For those unfamiliar with the author, he is the author of the famous "X" article, The Sources of Soviet Conduct, which served as the intellectual foundation of the Containment by:   Discover Book Depository's huge selection of George F Kennan books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.


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See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price Cited by: 5. George F. Kennan, in full George Frost Kennan, (born FebruMilwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.—died MaPrinceton, New Jersey), American diplomat and historian best known for his successful advocacy of a “ containment policy” to oppose Soviet expansionism following World War II.

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diplomat and historian, b. Milwaukee, Wis., grad. Princeton, A brilliant strategist and among the most influential and intellectual Americans in the 20th-century Foreign Service, he served from in various diplomatic posts in Europe, including Geneva, Hamburg, Riga, Berlin, Prague, Lisbon, and Moscow.

About George F. Kennan. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year.

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I hope that some folks at State and the White House are dusting off copies of the Long Telegram, the Foreign Policy article by X, and the report by.

For more than sixty years, George F. Kennan’s American Diplomacy has been a standard work on American foreign policy. Drawing on his considerable diplomatic experience and expertise, Kennan offers an overview and critique of the foreign policy of an emerging great power whose claims to rightness often spill over into self-righteousness, whose ambitions conflict with power realities, whose Brand: University of Chicago Press.

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In the late s, George Kennan wrote two /5(4). George Kennan was not a happy fellow. His mother died when he was an infant, and the stepmother who raised him was “nervous and cold.” His own disposition, from the outset, was solitary and Author: James Traub. The Charge in the Soviet Union (Kennan) to the Secretary of State.

SECRET. Moscow, Febru p.m. [Received February 52 p.m.] Answer to Dept'sFeb 3 [13] involves questions so intricate, so delicate, so strange to our form of thought, and so important to analysis of our international environment that I cannot.

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