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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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Table of 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.