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

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Works: 602 works in 2,123 publications in 8 languages and 58,343 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Collector, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Editor, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Redactor
Classifications: E748.K374, 327.73
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Soviet-American relations, 1917-1920 by George F Kennan( Book )

145 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, the George Bancroft Prize, and the Francis Parkman Prize, 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. These four months, which witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia's departure from the warring powers, set the stage for future relations between the two emerging superpowers. Volume 2 of Soviet American Relations, entitled The Decision to Intervene (Princeton, 1958), explored U.S. intervention in northern Russia and Siberia between 1918 and 1920. The distinguished scholar and public servant George F. Kennan opens the way to an understanding not only of these events but of the subsequent pattern of Soviet-American relations and the complex process of international diplomacy generally. Kennan became the U.S. government's key analyst of the Soviet Union after a two-year stint in the Foreign Service there (1944-1946), which had been preceded by service in the American embassy in Moscow before World War II. His "long telegram" to his superiors at the State Department, written in 1946 and published a year later in revised form in Foreign Affairs as the famous "X" article, was perhaps the most influential statement in the early years of the Cold War. After leaving the Foreign Service, Kennan joined the faculty at the School for Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he wrote Russia Leaves the War and subsequent books
The nuclear delusion : Soviet-American relations in the atomic age by George F Kennan( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 1,927 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 )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,736 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 )

48 editions published between 1954 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of Bismarck's European order : Franco-Russian relations, 1875-1890 by George F Kennan( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1957 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 1,337 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,285 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 )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 1,235 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 F Kennan( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet foreign policy, 1917-1941 by George F Kennan( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American diplomacy by George F Kennan( Book )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 841 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
The Marquis de Custine and his Russia in 1839 by George F Kennan( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing the Soviet Union : a critique of US policy( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

93 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 37 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
Sketches from a life by George F Kennan( Book )

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

Mémoires van de Amerikaanse oud-diplomaat (geb. 1904)
George F. Kennan and the origins of containment, 1944-1946 : the Kennan-Lukacs correspondence by George F Kennan( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945 the United States saw the Soviet Union as its principal ally. By 1947, it saw the Soviet Union as its principal opponent. How did this happen? Historian John Lukacs has provided an answer to this question through an exchange of letters with George F. Kennan. Their correspondence deals with the antecedents of containment between 1944 and 1946, during most of which time Kennan was at the American embassy in Moscow. Kennan had strong opinions about America's appropriate role during and after World War II and is perhaps best known as the architect of America's containment policy. Much has been written about Kennan and containment, but relatively little is known about the events that made him compose and send the Long Telegram in 1946 that ultimately became the draft for foreign policy dealing with the Soviets in the following forty years. These letters show Kennan's fear of the extent to which the United States misunderstood the Soviet regime. Especially in 1944, at the time of the Russians' betrayal of the Warsaw Uprising, it became evident that the Soviets were interested in establishing their rigid domination of Eastern and Central Europe and dividing the continent. Kennan's letters to Lukacs are thorough and detailed, suggesting that the Truman administration was not in the least premature in opposing the Soviet Union. Indeed, both correspondents suggest that these decisions should have been made earlier. This series of letters will add greatly to our understanding of what preceded containment and the Cold War in 1947
 
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Alternative Names
Džordžs F. Kenans

Frost Kennan, George 1904-2005

George F. Kennan US-amerikanischer Historiker und Diplomat

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George Frost Kennan diplomatico, storico e ambasciatore statunitense

George Kennan

George Kennan Amerikaans diplomaat

George Kennan dyplomata amerykański

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Τζορτζ Φ. Κέναν

Джордж Ф. Кенан

Джордж Фрост Кенан

Джордж Фрост Кеннан

Кеннан Д. Ф. дипломат 1904-2005

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

Кеннан дипломат

Џорџ Фрост Кенан

ג'ורג' קנאן

جرج اف. کنان موقت/User:MahdiEynian

جورج كينان

جورج كينان، 1904-2005

جورج كينان سياسي أمريكي

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.

ジョージ・ケナン

乔治·凯南

肯南, 喬治

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The decline of Bismarck's European order : Franco-Russian relations, 1875-1890Around the cragged hill : a personal and political philosophyAmerican diplomacyMemoirs, 1925-1950At a century's ending : reflections, 1982-1995Sketches from a lifeGeorge F. Kennan and the origins of containment, 1944-1946 : the Kennan-Lukacs correspondence