This long and detailed account of twenty-five years of diplomatic history is written with extraordinary eloquence and lucidity. Mr. Kennan's portraits of Stalin, William Bullitt, Alexander Kirk, Harry Hopkins, General Marshall, Ambassador Harriman and Charles Bohlen are superbly drawn. The generous excerpts from his journals reveal his sensitivity to human details and his skill at evoking scenes and incidents from his travels in many lands.
Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.
Description du livre Atlantic-Little, Brown, & Co., 1967. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Book Club Edition. Ex-Libris bookplate with previous owner's name inside front cover. Light shelving wear to cover and bindings. Publisher's blindstamp on back cover. Bright, clean dust jacket.; Hardcover book has red boards with gilt lettering. Tight binding, clean text. No remainder or ex-lib marks. Dust jacket is protected with plastic cover with reinforced edge. ; Ex-Libris; 1.8 x 9.4 x 6.1 Inches; 583 pages; This book is the personal and professional record of one of America's most distinguished diplomats, George F. Kennan. On his graduation from Princeton in 1925, moved perhaps by the example of his distant cousin George Kennan, who wrote the classic work on Siberia, the younger George prepared to enter the Foreign Service. After a short exposure to diplomacy in Germany and on the Baltic Coast, the young consul felt so inadequate that he was about to resign. His career was salvaged when the State Department registered him as a student of Russian at the University of Berlin, and here he began to acquire his knowledge of and insight into the Russian character which were to serve him so well. N° de réf. du libraire 1549