The Kennan Diaries

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Product Details

Price
$39.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
February 16, 2014
Pages
768
Dimensions
6.3 X 2.2 X 9.3 inches | 2.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393073270
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About the Author

George F. Kennan (1904-2005) was an ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia and professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Frank Costigliola is an author and historian at the University of Connecticut specializing in U.S. foreign relations in the twentieth century.

Reviews

George Kennan's diaries are arguably the most remarkable work of sustained self-analysis--and certainly self-criticism--since The Education of Henry Adams. Frank Costigliola has assembled them with great skill and sensitivity. --John Lewis Gaddis, author of George F. Kennan: An American Life
Frank Costigliola's superb edition of George Kennan's diaries is a major addition to the literature on America's role in the twentieth-century world. It reminds us of why Kennan should be remembered as one of America's most astute commentators on the limits of our power and influence abroad. --Robert Dallek, historian and author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 1963
George Kennan s diaries are arguably the most remarkable work of sustained self-analysis and certainly self-criticism since The Education of Henry Adams. Frank Costigliola has assembled them with great skill and sensitivity. --John Lewis Gaddis, author of George F. Kennan: An American Life"
The Kennan Diaries are a vivid journey into the private thoughts and often contrary opinions of the diplomat whose influence permeated U.S. Cold War foreign policy. Eloquent and perceptive, Kennan left a moving personal record of the historic events he experienced and helped shape. --Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State"
An informed mind, a clarity of expression, candor in a private diary all are present in George Kennan s fascinating commentary on a period when the tectonic plates of the world changed. Read, enjoy, agree or disagree, and be stimulated to think. --George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State"
Frank Costigliola s superb edition of George Kennan s diaries is a major addition to the literature on America s role in the twentieth-century world. It reminds us of why Kennan should be remembered as one of America s most astute commentators on the limits of our power and influence abroad. --Robert Dallek, historian and author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 1963"
The diaries provide a window onto the intellectual and emotional life of the great American diplomat and thinker who had a more profound influence on American foreign policy than he recognized. [They] make fascinating reading. --Jack F. Matlock Jr., former ambassador to the Soviet Union and author of Autopsy on an Empire"
[T]he publication of The Kennan Diaries is a major event. University of Connecticut historian Frank Costigliola has ably culled Kennan s herculean, 20,000-page private diary (which he kept for 88 years and which is now housed at Princeton University s Mudd Library) into an erudite, reader-friendly volume. --Douglas Brinkley"
The Kennan Diaries is an illuminating, fascinating and sometimes disturbing book. --Fareed Zakaria"
Costigliola has done a service to policy-makers and students of foreign policy and history by organizing this rich trove of wisdom and experience from one of the greatest minds in the history of U.S. foreign affairs. --Edward A. Turzanski"
Valuable insight Intellectually and literarily compelling. --Edward A. Turzanski"
Irresistibly readable Mr. Kennan has come through one last time with a book that illuminates in intricate and imaginative ways not only his times, but himself. --James A. Warren"
Fascinating. --David Greenberg"