George F. Kennan: An American Life

By John Lewis Gaddis. Publisher: Penguin


This biography, with its documentary thoroughness and lucidity about its enigmatic, fragile subject, must stand as the definitive portrait of the uniquely influential diplomat and historian.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
2011 - Selection(s)