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Kennan lived a long life and Gaddis needed many pages just to review this great life.
This may be the most enjoyable descriptive history that I have ever read and I highly recommend it to any student of the period.
There is an elegant style to the writing of this biography of George F. Kennan, by John Lewis Gaddis.
It would be next to impossible to read about the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union without George Kennan's name appearing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Franklin the Mouse
George Kennan's life is a fascinating history of a man and his time. Huge influence on U.S. policies, some set for all time.Published 1 month ago by Ms. Linda Miilu
I learned a lot from this authorized biography, the author was given "unrestricted access" to Kennan's journals, writings, and personal friends with the understanding that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JustinHoca
A long and most eventful life of this first rank American diplomat, planner, writer..from Weimar Germany to the destruction of the Wall---always centered about his deep study of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Al
The farther I read into this book the more I enjoyed. It is a thought provoking book that can show some correlations with current times.Published 2 months ago by linda peterson
Gaddis spent more than two decades working on this biography, and it shows. It's impossible to imagine a more exhaustive treatment of a public figure's life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel Rosenblum
This is a thoroughly researched, well written biography of the American diplomat George F. Kennan, who defined American foreign policy in the early days of the Cold War. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian Lewis
John Lewis Gaddis’ long awaited biography of renowned Col War diplomat George Kennan is an excellent encapsulation of the man, his ideas, faults, and the society that surrounded... Read morePublished 6 months ago by David W. Southworth
This is a must read for anyone who wants to know about one of the most influential men in American history. Little know but powerful in his assessment of American foreign policy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Clayton D. Brannon