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American Diplomacy

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Drawing on his diplomatic experience and expertise, George F. Kennan offers an informed, plain-spoken appraisal of United States foreign policy. His evaluations of diplomatic history and international relations cut to the heart of policy issues much debated today.

This expanded edition retains the lectures and essays first published in 1951 as American Diplomacy, 1900-1950 and adds two lectures delivered in 1984 as well as a new preface by the author. In these additional pieces, Kennan explains how some of his ideas have changed over the years. He confronts the events and topics that have come to occupy American opinion in the last thirty years, including the development and significance of the Cold War, the escalation of the nuclear arms race, and the American involvement in Vietnam.

"A book about foreign policy by a man who really knows something about foreign policy."—James Reston,New York Times Book Review

"These celebrated lectures, delivered at the University of Chicago in 1950, were for many years the most widely read account of American diplomacy in the first half of the twentieth century. . . . The second edition of the work contains two lectures from 1984 that reconsider the themes of American Diplomacy"—Foreign Affairs, Significant Books of the Last 75 Years.

Synopsis:

George Kennan gives an informed, plain-spoken appraisal of United States foreign policy. His evaluations of diplomatic history and international relations cut to the heart of policy issues much debated today.

Synopsis:

"A book about foreign policy by a man who really knows something about foreign policy."--James Reston,New York Times Book Review

"These celebrated lectures, delivered at the University of Chicago in 1950, were for many years the most widely read account of American diplomacy in the first half of the twentieth century. . . . The second edition of the work contains two lectures from 1984 that reconsider the themes of American Diplomacy"--Foreign Affairs, Significant Books of the Last 75 Years.

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword, 1985

Foreword

Part I

Charles R. Walgreen Foundation Lectures

I. The War with Spain

II. Mr. Hippisley and the Open Door

III. America and the Orient

IV. World War I

V. World War II

VI. Diplomacy in the Modern World

Part II

The Sources of Soviet Conduct

America and the Russian Future

Part III

Grinnell Lectures

I. Reflections on the Walgreen Lectures

II. American Diplomacy and the Military

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226431475
Author:
Kennan, George Frost
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Author:
Kennan George, F.
Author:
Kennan, George Frost
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union Foreign relations United States.
Subject:
Rusia
Subject:
EE.UU
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
POL030000
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Expanded ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Walgreen Foundation Lectures
Series Volume:
[no. 3]
Publication Date:
19850315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
187
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"A book about foreign policy by a man who really knows something about foreign policy."--James Reston,New York Times Book Review

"These celebrated lectures, delivered at the University of Chicago in 1950, were for many years the most widely read account of American diplomacy in the first half of the twentieth century. . . . The second edition of the work contains two lectures from 1984 that reconsider the themes of American Diplomacy"--Foreign Affairs, Significant Books of the Last 75 Years.

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