George F. Kennan: an American life /

Author Gaddis, John Lewis
Language English
Publisher
[Ashland Or.]: Blackstone Audio, 2012




Annotation:

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.



Subjects :

  • Kennan, George F
  • Cold War Diplomatic History
  • World Politics
  • Ambassadors Biography
  • United States Foreign Relations
  • Soviet Union Foreign Relations
  • Diplomats Biography

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
No one is better suited than Gaddis to write this authorized biography of George F. Kennan: the noted Yale cold war historian had total access to Kennan's papers as well as to his family members and associates Kennan so trusted his biographer that he remarked, write , if you will, on the confident assumption that no account need be taken of my own reaction... either in this world or the next. Through his privileged relationship with Kennan, Gaddis reveals the man behind the public persona as an agonized and fragile individual who often felt alienated from the U.S. and his fellow citizens, despite his tireless service to his country. In addition to the intimacies of the work, Gaddis offers critical analyses of Kennan's key roles as diplomat, policy maker, and scholar of Russian history. Unsurpassed in his strategic vision during the cold war, Kennan is credited with being responsible for much of America's eventual victory, and therein lies the impetus behind this remarkable biography. Adroitly managed (if occasionally barnacled with extraneous facts), Gaddis's work is a major contribution to Kennan's legacy and the history of American foreign policy. (Nov.)
(Publishers Weekly)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
[Ashland Or.]: Blackstone Audio, 2012

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
3 sound discs (ca. 32 hr.):
E748.K374 (327.730092)
145515539X
9781455155392
1455155373
9781455155378
1455155381
9781455155385
1455155411
9781455155415
0143122150
9780143122159
9781594203121
1594203121
Compact discs MP3 format.
Unabridged.
Publishers Weekly,

Media Type:

145515539X
1455155381
9781455155385
9781455155392
1455155373
9781455155378

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