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Kennan, George F. (George Frost) 1904-2005

Works: 547 works in 1,969 publications in 7 languages and 57,178 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Collector, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Editor, Redactor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: E748.K374, 327.73
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American diplomacy, 1900-1950 by George F Kennan( Book )

209 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than sixty years, George F. Kennan's American Diplomacy has been a standard work on American foreign policy. Drawing on his considerable diplomatic experience and expertise, Kennan offers an overview and critique of the foreign policy of an emerging great power whose claims to rightness often spill over into self-righteousness, whose ambitions conflict with power realities, whose judgmentalism precludes the interests of other states, and whose domestic politics frequently prevent prudent policies and result in overstretch. Keenly aware of the dangers of military intervention and the negative effects of domestic politics on foreign policy, Kennan identifies troubling inconsistencies in the areas between actions and ideals -- even when the strategies in question turned out to be decided successes. In this expanded sixtieth-anniversary edition, a substantial new introduction by John J. Mearsheimer, one of America's leading political realists, provides new understandings of Kennan's work and explores its continued resonance. As America grapples with its new role as one power among many -- rather than as the 'indispensable nation' that sees 'further into the future' -- Kennan{u2019}s perceptive analysis of the past is all the more relevant. Today, as then, the pressing issue of how to wield power with prudence and responsibility remains, and Kennan's cautions about the cost of hubris are still timely. Refreshingly candid, American Diplomacy cuts to the heart of policy issues that continue to be hotly debated today."--Publisher's description
Russia and the West under Lenin and Stalin by George F Kennan( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Soviet-Western relations from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the end of World War II. The author examines in detail such things as the allied intervention in Russia in World War I, the Versailles Treaty, Lenin's versus Stalin's methods of advancing communism, the rise of Hitler, the German-Russian pact of 1939, and the Yalta Conference
The nuclear delusion : Soviet-American relations in the atomic age by George F Kennan( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the World War II, critics have warned us about the futility of a new war that would be fought with nuclear arms and about the dangers involved in relying on such weapons. Yet those who call for nuclear disarmament have nearly always been dismissed as naive and uninformed about the Soviet foreign policy. In The Nuclear Delusion, America's pre-eminent Soviet expert explains why the nuclear arms race has never been based on a fully realistic assessment of the Soviet Union; how its acceleration and the reliance on nuclear deterrence constitute a disastrous policy; and why a sober view of Russian-American relations today demands its immediate cessation."--Jacket
The fateful alliance : France, Russia, and the coming of the First World War by George F Kennan( Book )

22 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the Russian-French alliance of 1894 and what went wrong in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century
Realities of American foreign policy by George F Kennan( Book )

53 editions published between 1954 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and the student left by George F Kennan( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Prague after Munich; diplomatic papers, 1938-1940 by George F Kennan( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal papers and official reports, written by the author while serving as Secretary of Legation at Prague, now published for the first time
The decline of Bismarck's European order : Franco-Russian relations, 1875-1890 by George F Kennan( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia, the atom and the West by George F Kennan( Book )

39 editions published between 1957 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the cragged hill : a personal and political philosophy by George F Kennan( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have attempted to take the high ground," writes George F. Kennan in the foreword to this illuminating work, "trying to stick to the broader dimensions of things - the ones that would still be visible and significant in future decades." Against the background of a century of wars, revolution, and uneasy peace, Mr. Kennan advances his thoughts on a broad front: how the individual's quest for power can transform a government into a confusion of ambition, rivalry, and suspicion; how a nation's size can create barriers between the rulers and the ruled; why America must first set its own house in order before it can become a beacon to others. Deeply aware of the pressures under which public officials must act, Mr. Kennan sees a government in Washington that is forced to make decisions on issues of the moment, often without regard for long-term consequences. Neither the legislature, responsive to the interests of a narrow constituency, nor the executive branch, swamped by urgent problems at home and abroad, has the time or inclination to look far beyond the next election. Lost entirely is a vital element in any democracy: deliberation based upon study, review, and judgment. To address problems that defy quick political solutions, Mr. Kennan here boldly lays down a blueprint for a Council of State, a nonpolitical, permanent advisory board that would stand alongside yet apart from government policy makers, with the prestige to be heard "above the cacophony of political ambitions." Rich in historical example, this volume is a brilliant summing up of the experience and thought of the man the Atlantic described in a cover story entitled "The Last Wise Man" as: "diplomat, scholar, writer of rare literary gifts, one of most remarkable Americans of this century."
The cloud of danger : current realities of American foreign policy by George F Kennan( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On dealing with the Communist world by George F Kennan( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines changes in the structure of world communism which have permitted the rise of independent and partially independent states. Reviews the history of relations between America and the Communist world and the alternative attitudes which face American foreign policy at the present time
Soviet foreign policy, 1917-1941 by George F Kennan( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquis de Custine and his Russia in 1839 by George F Kennan( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs, 1925-1950 by George F Kennan( Book )

155 editions published between 1925 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy m. in. Polski
Decline of the West? : George Kennan and his critics by Martin F Herz( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measures short of war : the George F. Kennan lectures at the National War College, 1946-47 by George F Kennan( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with Kennan : the great debate by George F Kennan( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Sketches from a life by George F Kennan( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Kennan's private diaries provide a portrait of his life and times and the key cities and countries he served in as ambassador
At a century's ending : reflections, 1982-1995 by George F Kennan( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van essays, toespraken e.d. over de politieke situatie en problemen in Amerika, Rusland en Europa geschreven tussen 1982-1995, problemen voortvloeiend uit ontwikkelingen vanaf 1890, waaronder de 2 Wereldoorlogen
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American diplomacy, 1900-1950
Alternative Names
Džordžs F. Kenans

Frost Kennan, George 1904-2005

George F. Kennan US-amerikanischer Historiker und Diplomat

George Frost Kennan diplomatico, storico e ambasciatore statunitense

George Kennan

George Kennan Amerikaans diplomaat

George Kennan dyplomata amerykański

Kʿai-nan, Chʿiao-chih 1904-2005

Kàinan, Chiao-chih 1904-2005

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Τζορτζ Φ. Κέναν

Джордж Ф. Кенан

Джордж Фрост Кенан

Кеннан Д. Ф. дипломат 1904-2005

Кеннан, Джордж Фрост

Кеннан, Джордж Фрост 1904-

Кеннан, Джордж Фрост Американский советник, дипломат, политолог, историк

Џорџ Фрост Кенан

ג'ורג' קנאן

جرج اف. کنان موقت/User:MahdiEynian

جورج كينان

جورج كينان، 1904-2005

كنان، جورج فروست

كينان، جورج فروست

जार्ज एफ केन्नन

ਜਾਰਜ ਫ੍ਰਾਸਟ ਕੇਨੰਨ

조지 캐넌

캐난, G. F. 1904-2005

케난, G. F. 1904-2005

케난, 죠지 F. 1904-2005

케넌, 조지 F. 1904-2005

케넌, 조지 프로스트 1904-2005

ケナン, G.

ケナン, ジョージ・F.



肯南, 喬治

English (804)

German (32)

Chinese (20)

French (19)

Russian (10)

Spanish (8)

Dutch (2)

The decline of Bismarck's European order : Franco-Russian relations, 1875-1890Around the cragged hill : a personal and political philosophyMemoirs, 1925-1950Encounters with Kennan : the great debateSketches from a lifeAt a century's ending : reflections, 1982-1995George F. Kennan : an American life