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George F. Kennan : an American life /

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

Main Author: Gaddis, John Lewis.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2011
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245 1 0 |a George F. Kennan :  |b an American life /  |c John Lewis Gaddis. 
260 |a New York :  |b Penguin Press,  |c 2011. 
300 |a xi, 784 p., [16] p. of plates :  |b ill. ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [703]-749, [751]-762) and index. 
505 0 |a 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. 
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650 0 |a World politics  |y 1945-1989. 
650 0 |a Cold War  |x Diplomatic history. 
650 0 |a Diplomats  |z United States  |v Biography. 
650 0 |a Ambassadors  |z United States  |v Biography. 
651 0 |a United States  |x Foreign relations  |y 1945-1989. 
651 0 |a United States  |x Foreign relations  |z Soviet Union. 
651 0 |a Soviet Union  |x Foreign relations  |z United States. 
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