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

Works: 732 works in 2,347 publications in 8 languages and 61,167 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Sources  Diaries  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Archives 
Roles: Author, Collector, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor, Translator, Creator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Redactor, win
Classifications: E748.K374, 327.73
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Russia and the West under Lenin and Stalin by George F Kennan( Book )

79 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 3,032 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
American diplomacy, 1900-1950 by George F Kennan( Book )

167 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 2,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mentor book M80
Soviet-American relations, 1917-1920 by George Frost Kennan( Book )

50 editions published between 1900 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
From Prague after Munich; diplomatic papers, 1938-1940 by George F Kennan( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,880 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 Frost Kennan( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to discover some of the underlying origins of World War I, the eminent diplomat and writer George Kennan focuses on a small sector of offstage events to show how they affected the drama at large long before the war even began. In the introduction to his book George Kennan tells us, "I came to see World War I ... as the great seminal catastrophe of this century--the event which ... lay at the heart of the failure and decline of this Western civilization." But, he asks, who could help being struck by the contrast between this apocalyptic result and the "delirious euphoria" of the crowds on the streets of Europe at the outbreak of war in 1914! "Were we not," he suggests, "in the face of some monstrous miscalculation--some pervasive failure to read correctly the outward indicators of one's own situation?" It is from this perspective that Mr. Kennan launches a "micro-history" of the Franco-Russian relationship as far back as the 1870s in an effort to determine the motives that led people "to wander so blindly" into the horrors of the First World War
The nuclear delusion : Soviet-American relations in the atomic age by George F Kennan( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 1,849 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 Frost Kennan( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,708 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 Frost Kennan( Book )

41 editions published between 1954 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four lectures delivered at Princeton in 1954
Democracy and the student left by George Frost Kennan( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1957 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, George Kennan, writing as "Mr. X," outlined the containment policy which in one form or another has been the basis of our approach to the Soviet Union. Now Mr. Kennan surveys the whole world scene and comes up with some startling suggestions -- military, political, economic, and ethical -- addressed to the individual consciences of his readers as well as to the governments representing them
Around the cragged hill : a personal and political philosophy by George F Kennan( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,241 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."
On dealing with the Communist world by George F Kennan( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 1,221 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
The cloud of danger : current realities of American foreign policy by George Frost Kennan( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Soviet foreign policy, 1917-1941 by George F Kennan( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American diplomacy by George F Kennan( Book )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These celebrated lectures, delivered at the University of Chicago in 1950, were for many years the most widely read account of American diplomacy in the first half of the twentieth century. . . . The second edition of the work contains two lectures from 1984 that reconsider the themes of American Diplomacy"--Foreign Affairs, Significant Books of the Last 75 Years
Russia leaves the war by George Frost Kennan( Book )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing volume explores the complexities of the Soviet-American relationship between the November Revolution of 1917 and Russia's final departure in March 1918 from the ranks of the warring powers
The Marquis de Custine and his Russia in 1839 by George F Kennan( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 820 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 )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decline of the West? : George Kennan and his critics by Martin F Herz( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing the Soviet Union : a critique of US policy by Terry L Deibel( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The decline of Bismarck's European order : Franco-Russian relations, 1875-1890Around the cragged hill : a personal and political philosophyAmerican diplomacyRussia leaves the warGeorge F. Kennan : an American lifeThe wise men : six friends and the world they made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloySketches from a life
Alternative Names
Džordžs F. Kenans

Frost Kennan, George 1904-2005

George F. Kennan amerikansk diplomat, politolog og historiker

George F. Kennan US-amerikanischer Historiker und Diplomat

George Frost Kennan americký politik

George Frost Kennan diplomatico, storico e ambasciatore statunitense

George Kennan

George Kennan americký diplomat, historik, politický poradca a analytik

George Kennan Amerikaans diplomaat

George Kennan dyplomata amerykański

Kʿai-nan, Chʿiao-chih 1904-2005

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Τζορτζ Φ. Κέναν

Джордж Ф. Кенан

Джордж Фрост Кенан

Джордж Фрост Кеннан

Кеннан Д. Ф. дипломат 1904-2005

Кеннан Джордж

Кеннан Джордж Фрост

Кеннан, Джордж Фрост 1904-

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

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Џорџ Фрост Кенан

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ג'ורג' קנאן

جرج اف. کنان سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

جورج كينان

جورج كينان، 1904-2005

جورج كينان سياسي أمريكي

كنان، جورج فروست

كينان، جورج فروست

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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.


ジョージ・ケナン アメリカ合衆国の外交官、歴史家


肯南, 喬治