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George Kennan and the Dilemmas of US Foreign Policy.

Author: David Mayers
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of a select group of American foreign service officers to receive specialized training on the Soviet Union in the late 1920s and early 1930s, George Frost Kennan eventually became the American government's chief expert on Soviet affairs during the height of the Cold War. Drawing upon a wealth of original research, David Mayers' fascinating life of George Kennan examines his high-level participation in foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mayers, David.
George Kennan and the Dilemmas of US Foreign Policy.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Mayers
ISBN: 9780195345117 0195345118
OCLC Number: 1048617684
Description: 1 online resource (438 pages)
Contents: Cover Page --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Preface --
Preface to Paperback --
Contents --
Chronology --
Introduction --
I EARLY CAREER --
1. Early Influences and Development --
2. First Tour in the Soviet Union --
3. Criticisms and Recommendations --
4. Nazi Germany and the Future of Europe --
5. Soviet War Aims and the Grand Alliance --
II MAKING FOREIGN POLICY --
6. Containment and the Primacy of Diplomacy --
7. Cold War in Europe --
8. Far Eastern Dilemmas --
9. Two Ambassadorships --
III ON THE SIDELINES --
10. Cold War Critic --
11. America and the Third World. 12. War and Protest --
13. Detente and the Nuclear Arms Race --
14. Diplomacy and the Politics of Amelioration --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

One of a select group of American foreign service officers to receive specialized training on the Soviet Union in the late 1920s and early 1930s, George Frost Kennan eventually became the American government's chief expert on Soviet affairs during the height of the Cold War. Drawing upon a wealth of original research, David Mayers' fascinating life of George Kennan examines his high-level participation in foreign policy-making and interprets his political and philosophical development within a historical framework. Mayers presents an engaging and lucid accountof Kennan's training; his r.

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