The Resource George Kennan : a study of character, John Lukacs

George Kennan : a study of character, John Lukacs

Label
George Kennan : a study of character
Title
George Kennan
Title remainder
a study of character
Statement of responsibility
John Lukacs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A man of impressive mental powers, of extraordinary intellectual range, and - last, but not least, - of exceptional integrity, George Frost Kennan (1904-2005) was an adviser to presidents and secretaries of state, with a decisive role in the history of this country (and of the entire world) for a few crucial years in the 1940s, after which he was made to retire; but then he became a scholar who wrote seventeen books, scores of essays and articles, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir. He also wrote remarkable public lectures and many thousands of incisive letters, laying down his pen only in the hundredth year of his life." "Having risen within the American Foreign Service and been posted to various European capitals, twice to Moscow, Kennan in 1946 was called back to Washington, where he helped to inspire the Truman Doctrine and draft the Marshall Plan. Among other things, he wrote the "X" or "Containment" article, for which he became world famous - an article which he regarded as not very important and liable to misreading. John Lukacs describes the development and the essence of Kennan's thinking; the - perhaps unavoidable - misinterpretations of his advocacies; his self-imposed task as a leading realist critic during the Cold War; and the importance of his work as a historian during the second half of his long life."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
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262404
Cataloging source
DLC
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1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lukacs, John
Dewey number
327.730092
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.K374
LC item number
L84 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennan, George F.
  • Ambassadors
  • Scholars
  • Historians
  • Character
  • Cold War
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a study of character
Label
George Kennan : a study of character, John Lukacs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780300122213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006053107
System control number
(Sirsi) a452976
Label
George Kennan : a study of character, John Lukacs
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780300122213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006053107
System control number
(Sirsi) a452976

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