“A book about foreign policy by a man who really knows something about foreign policy.”
(New York Times
“A classic foreign policy text.”
(Washington Post Book World
"The best short summary of the subject."
(Henry A. Kissinger 2011-11-13)
"Part of what makes Kennan so compelling is the sheer beauty of his prose—few other historians come close to matching its gorgeousness, which seems to come from his deep reading of great works of fiction. But what makes us go back to Kennan’s worksdecades after the Cold War are his enduring insights into American foreign policy. . . . To profit from his genius, American Diplomacy is the best place to start."
About the Author
George F. Kennan (1905–2005) was former ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.