George F. Kennan

George F. Kennan was America’s most acclaimed Cold War diplomat as well as a prize-winning historian and author.

Books by George F. Kennan

  1. Book CoverAn American Family: The Kennans

    "One of the wisest men in American public life today." —James ChaceMore

  2. Book CoverAround the Cragged Hill: A Personal and Political Philosophy

    “[Kennan] comes to us…as ambassador of a generation nearly gone and a conservatism so responsible, dutiful and so long extinct it may look revolutionary….As ever, Kennan in the present book has fulfilled his responsibility admirably.” —Chicago TribuneMore

  3. Book CoverAt a Century's Ending: Reflections, 1982-1995

    “Thoughtful critiques of many of the major issues confronting American foreign policymakers in the 1980s and early ‘90s. . . .Kennan’s voice is unique, tempered by three decades of life in Stalinist Europe and informed by a deep, unmatched knowledge of Russia’s people and history.” —Matthew DallekBoston Book ReviewMore

  4. Book CoverThe Decision to Intervene: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920

    “As with the first volume, an extraordinarily complex story is developed with great skill, scholarship and reflective analysis.” —Foreign AffairsMore

  5. Book CoverThe Kennan Diaries

    A landmark collection, spanning ninety years of U.S. history, of the never-before-published diaries of George F. Kennan, America’s most famous diplomat.More

  6. Book CoverRussia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920

    “Mr. Kennan has developed a true scholar’s integrity; and he writes with delightful elegance. . . . The book is a pleasure to read, [even] apart from the importance of its theme.” —A.J.P. TaylorMore

  7. Book CoverSketches from a Life

    Written originally as a series of entries in a travel diary and now considered one of the most important memoirs of our time, Sketches from a Life is George F. Kennan's peerless, impressionistic record of his experiences with twentieth-century history.More