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George F. Kennan : an American life

Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: George F Kennan
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lewis Gaddis
ISBN: 9781101547373 1101547375 9781101548103 110154810X
OCLC Number: 776983379
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Childhood : 1904-1921 --
Princeton : 1921-1925 --
The Foreign Service : 1925-1931 --
Marriage --
and Moscow : 1931-1933 --
The origins of Soviet-American relations : 1933-1936 --
Rediscovering America : 1936-1938 --
Czechoslovakia and Germany : 1938-1941 --
The United States at war : 1941-1944 --
Back in the U.S.S.R. : 1944-1945 --
A very long telegram : 1945-1946 --
A grand strategic education : 1946 --
Mr. X : 1947 --
Policy planner : 1947-1948 --
Policy dissenter : 1948 --
Reprieve : 1949 --
Disengagement : 1950 --
Public figure, private doubts : 1950-1951 --
Mr. Ambassador : 1952 --
Finding a niche : 1953-1955 --
A rare possibility of usefulness : 1955-1958 --
Kennedy and Yugoslavia : 1958-1963 --
Counter-cultural critic : 1963-1968 --
Prophet of the Apocalypse : 1968-1980 --
A precarious vindication : 1980-1990 --
Last things : 1991-2005.
Responsibility: John Lewis Gaddis.

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A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.

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