George F. Kennan: A Life between Worlds

A definitive biography of the U.S. diplomat and prize-winning historian George F. Kennan
George F Kennan A Life Between Worlds

The diplomat and historian George F. Kennan, past Faculty in the Institute's School of Historical Studies (1956–74), is the subject of a new biography written by past Member (2009–10) and Director's Visitor (2011), Frank Costigliola.

Described as "informative, clear-eyed, and compelling," the volume "offers a new picture of a man of extraordinary ability and ambition whose idea of containing the Soviet Union helped ignite the Cold War but who spent the next half century trying to extinguish it." It was named a Book of the Year for 2022 by The Spectator.

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