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George Kennan : a study of character

Author: John Lukacs
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A man of impressive mental powers, of extraordinary intellectual range, and - last, but not least, - of exceptional integrity, George Frost Kennan (1904-2005) was an adviser to presidents and secretaries of state, with a decisive role in the history of this country (and of the entire world) for a few crucial years in the 1940s, after which he was made to retire; but then he became a scholar who wrote seventeen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lukacs, John, 1924-
George Kennan.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)606150977
Online version:
Lukacs, John, 1924-
George Kennan.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608147208
Named Person: George F Kennan; George Frost Kennan; George F Kennan; George Frost Kennan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lukacs
ISBN: 9780300122213 0300122217 9780300143065 0300143060
OCLC Number: 76925171
Description: viii, 207 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A lonely youth --
In the Foreign Service --
First officer on the bridge of the ship of state --
Washington to Princeton --
A conscience of a nation --
The historian --
Philosophy, religion; memory; old age --
Appendix: Two finest hours.
Responsibility: John Lukacs.
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