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George F. Kennan : an American life / John Lewis Gaddis.

by Gaddis, John Lewis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011Description: xi, 784 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781594203121 (hardcover); 1594203121 (hardcover).Subject(s): Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005 | World politics -- 1945-1989 | Cold War -- Diplomatic history | Diplomats -- United States -- Biography | Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United StatesDDC classification: 327.730092 | B
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.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [703]-749, [751]-762) and index.

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.

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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