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George F. Kennan : an American life

Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Biography
Named Person: George F Kennan; George F Kennan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lewis Gaddis
ISBN: 9780143122159 0143122150
OCLC Number: 841191189
Notes: Originally published : 2011.
Description: xi, 784 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I --
One. Childhood: 1904-1921 --
Two. Princeton: 1921-1925 --
Three. The Foreign Service: 1925-1931 --
Four. Marriage---and Moscow: 1931-1933 --
Part II --
Five. The Origins of Soviet-American Relations: 1933-1936 --
Six. Rediscovering America: 1936-1938 --
Seven. Czechoslovakia and Germany: 1938-1941 --
Eight. The United States at War: 1941-1944 --
Nine. Back in the U.S.S.R.: 1944-1945 --
Ten. A Very Long Telegram: 1945-1946 --
Part III --
Eleven. A Grand Strategic Education: 1946 --
Twelve. Mr. X: 1947 --
Thirteen. Policy Planner: 1947-1948 --
Fourteen. Policy Dissenter: 1948 --
Fifteen. Reprieve: 1949 --
Sixteen. Disengagement: 1950 --
Part IV --
Seventeen. Public Figure, Private Doubts: 1950-1951 --
Eighteen. Mr. Ambassador: 1952 --
Nineteen. Finding a Niche: 1953-1955 --
Twenty. A Rare Possibility of Usefulness: 1955-1958 --
Twenty-One. Kennedy and Yugoslavia: 1958-1963 --
Part V --
Twenty-Two. Counter-Cultural Critic: 1963-1968. Contents note continued: Twenty-Three. Prophet of the Apocalypse: 1968-1980 --
Twenty-Four. A Precarious Vindication: 1980-1990 --
Twenty-Five. 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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