George Kennan

George Kennan, 1845–1924, American authority on Siberia, b. Norwalk, Ohio. In 1864 he made the first of his journeys to East Asia as an engineer. His articles on Siberia, for many years almost the sole authoritative source of information on that region, were published as Tent Life in Siberia (1870) and Siberia and the Exile System (2 vol., 1891).

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George Kennan: Selected full-text books and articles

George F. Kennan By Matlock, Jack F., Jr Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 151, No. 2, June 2007
The Ambassadors and America's Soviet Policy By David Mayers Oxford University Press, 1995
Librarian’s tip: George Kennan is discussed throughout
Beginnings of the Cold War Arms Race: The Truman Administration and the U.S. Arms Build-Up By Raymond P. Ojserkis Praeger, 2003
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of George Kennan begins on p. 53
The American Intellectual Tradition By David A. Hollinger; Charles Capper Oxford University Press, vol.2, 2006 (5th edition)
Librarian’s tip: A selection from Amerian Diplomacy, 1900-1950 by George Kennan begins on p. 324
George Kennan and the Challenge of Siberia By Daniloff, Nicholas Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 7, No. 4, Fall 1999
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FREE! Siberia and the Exile System By George Kennan The Century Co., vol.1, 1891
FREE! Siberia and the Exile System By George Kennan Century Co., vol.2, 1891
FREE! Misrepresentation in Railroad Affairs By George Kennan The Country Life Press, 1916
America Faces Russia: Russian-American Relations from Early Times to Our Day By Thomas A. Bailey Cornell University Press, 1950
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of George Kennan begins on p. 126
Notable U.S. Ambassadors since 1775: A Biographical Dictionary By Cathal J. Nolan Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "George Frost Kennan" begins on p. 211
A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America By William H. Chafe; Harvard Sitkoff; Beth Bailey Oxford University Press, 2003 (6th edition)
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