George F. Kennan

George F. Kennan

An American Life

eBook - 2011
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A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781101547373
1101547375
9781101548103
110154810X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 784 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.
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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