John Lewis Gaddis

John Lewis Gaddis is a noted American historian and educator, specializing in the Cold War and grand strategy. He is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. Gaddis is widely regarded as one of the leading historians of the Cold War and has written several seminal books on the subject, including 'The Cold War: A New History' and 'Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War'. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book 'George F. Kennan: An American Life'.


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  1. 1. George F. Kennan: An American Life

    This biography provides an in-depth look at the life of George F. Kennan, an influential American diplomat and historian during the Cold War. It explores his role in shaping American foreign policy, including his advocacy for a "policy of containment" towards the Soviet Union. The book also delves into Kennan's personal life, his philosophical beliefs, and his later criticisms of American policy, offering a comprehensive portrait of a complex and significant figure in 20th-century history.

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