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George F. Kennan

Diplomat, Author (16-Feb-1904 — 17-Mar-2005)


Laurel F. Franklin. George F. Kennan: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1997. 160pp.

John Lewis Gaddis. George F. Kennan: An American Life. Penguin. 2011. 800pp.

Barton D. Gellman. Contending with Kennan: Towards a Philosophy of American Power. New York: Praeger. 1984.

John Lamberton Harper. American Visions of Europe: Franklin D. Roosevelt, George F. Kennan, and Dean G. Acheson. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 378pp.

Martin F. Herz. Decline of the West: George Kennan and His Critics. Rowman & Littlefield. 1978. 192pp.

Walter L. Hixson. George F. Kennan: Cold War Iconoclast. Columbia University Press. 1989. 381pp.

T. Christopher Jespersen (editor). Interviews with George F. Kennan. University Press of Mississippi. 2002. 174pp.

George F. Kennan; John Lukacs. George F. Kennan and the Origins of Containment, 1944-1946: The Kennan-Lukacs Correspondence. University of Missouri Press. 1997. 104pp.

George F. Kennan. George F. Kennan: Memoirs, 1925-1950. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company. 1967.

George F. Kennan. George F. Kennan: Memoirs, 1950-1963. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company. 1972.

George F. Kennan. At a Century's Ending: Reflections, 1982-1995. New York: W. W. Norton. 1996. 351pp.

David Mayers. George Kennan and the Dilemmas of U.S. Foreign Policy. Oxford University Press. 1988. 416pp.

Wilson D. Miscamble. George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950. Princeton University Press. 1992. 410pp.

Richard L. Russell. George F. Kennan's Strategic Thought: The Making of an American Political Realist. Westport, CT: Praeger. 1999. 208pp.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.635)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.387)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.369)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.819)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.579)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.396)

  14. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.264)

  15. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.767-69)

  16. International Who's Who 1960 (p.503)

  17. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.810)

  18. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.199)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.395)

  20. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.127)

  21. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.1, p.390)

  22. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.269)

  23. Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775 (pp.210-218)

  24. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.177)

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