AUTHORGaddis, John Lewis
TITLEGeorge F. Kennan: An American Life
PUBLISHERPenguin Press
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2011
ISBN978-1-59420-312-1


This is the seminal, 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of George F. Kennan, the man who was instrumental in shaping the United States’ policy of containment during the Cold War. It presents an intimate, engaging portrayal of the complex, eccentric diplomat and thinker who possessed a keen sense of the impact of history on current events and relations with the Soviet Union. The author, an eminent historian of the Cold War and friend of George Kennan, employed interviews with Kennan as well as his personal papers to depict the life and influence of an important figure in American diplomatic history.


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