Memoirs by George Frost Kennan

This memoir offers an intimate look into the life and career of a prominent American diplomat and historian, known for his significant role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War. The book provides a detailed account of his experiences in various diplomatic posts, his influence in developing the policy of containment against the Soviet Union, his views on nuclear weapons, and his critique of American foreign policy. It also shares personal reflections on his family, education, and personal life, giving readers a comprehensive understanding of his life and work.

The 9730th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1

Since this book was first published in 1968, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1.0.

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