the hawk and the dove paul nitze george kennan and the history of the cold war

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The Hawk And The Dove

Author : Nicholas Thompson
ISBN : 1429940506
Genre : History
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A brilliant and revealing biography of the two most important Americans during the Cold War era—written by the grandson of one of them Only two Americans held positions of great influence throughout the Cold War; ironically, they were the chief advocates for the opposing strategies for winning—and surviving—that harrowing conflict. Both men came to power during World War II, reached their professional peaks during the Cold War's most frightening moments, and fought epic political battles that spanned decades. Yet despite their very different views, Paul Nitze and George Kennan dined together, attended the weddings of each other's children, and remained good friends all their lives. In this masterly double biography, Nicholas Thompson brings Nitze and Kennan to vivid life. Nitze—the hawk—was a consummate insider who believed that the best way to avoid a nuclear clash was to prepare to win one. More than any other American, he was responsible for the arms race. Kennan—the dove—was a diplomat turned academic whose famous "X article" persuasively argued that we should contain the Soviet Union while waiting for it to collapse from within. For forty years, he exercised more influence on foreign affairs than any other private citizen. As he weaves a fascinating narrative that follows these two rivals and friends from the beginning of the Cold War to its end, Thompson accomplishes something remarkable: he tells the story of our nation during the most dangerous half century in history.

The Hawk And The Dove

Author : Nicholas Thompson
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The History Of American Foreign Policy From 1895

Author : Jerald A Combs
ISBN : 9781317456414
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This important text offers a clear, concise and affordable narrative and analytical history of American foreign policy since the Spanish-American War. The book narrates events and policies but goes further to emphasize the international setting and constraints within which American policy-makers had to operate, the domestic pressures on those policy-makers, and the ideologies, preferences, and personal idiosyncrasies of the leaders themselves.

Kennan And The Cold War

Author : David Felix
ISBN : 9781351510257
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With his policy of containment, US diplomat George F. Kennan (1904?2005) devised a way to resist the Soviet Union's attempt to conquer the world for Communism. That way was to go to the brink of war to prevent war. His idea was first expressed in his famous Long Telegram from Moscow on February 22, 1946.It took genius to see a wartime ally as a dangerous adversary, and to convince the American leadership to act upon it. Back in the United States, the young diplomat first acted as deputy commandant in the National War College. He then operated as director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff to restore Europe from wartime destruction. By 1950 Kennan began to reverse his thinking, believing that the military component of American policy was going too far. While his old colleagues continued to develop US power, given point by the atomic bomb, Kennan withdrew from government and began a new career as a public intellectual campaigning for a more peaceable policy in his eighteen books, and articles and talks.The breakdown of the Soviet economy in the 1980s showed that Kennan was right the second time as well. Always sympathetic to the Russian people and culture, which the later Soviet leaders appreciated, Kennan was able to welcome the new non-Communist Russia into a more peaceable relationship with the democracies that ended the Cold War. His life and works have become a national treasure.

Stalking The Antichrists 1965 2012

Author : George E. Lowe
ISBN : 9781477142752
Genre : Religion
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Volume 1 of Stalking the Antichrists and Their False Nuclear Prophets, Nuclear Gladiators, and Spirit Warriors,1940-1965 is essentially an enhanced memoir. It is based for the most part on my personal observations and knowledge and specialized information from my academic studies of history, political science, and literature at Grove City College and the University of Chicago,as well as my professional insights into the heart of the U. S. Navy (1953-1957, 1960-1961[OP- 09D]) as an Air Intelligence Officer in Hawaii and Japan and the Pentagon; political- military/counsellor assignments in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer(FSO-6) at the American embassy in Paris (1962-64); and a speechwriter in the Navy Department (1965). In volume 2, the textual narrative begins with the end of my specific actions/ activities in the Navy and Foreign Service in July 1965, which I have called How I Lived in History, 1950-1965. In retrospect my entire Navy careerfrom my commissioning as Ensign USNR, 1355 AIO, in early September 1953 at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island, to my first honorable discharge at Treasure Island on August 27, 1957was in preparation to an understanding of World War II and the Cold War.

Memoiren

Author : George Frost Kennan
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Homer Langley

Author : E.L. Doctorow
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»Ein mitreißendes Meisterwerk über die berühmten Einsiedler.« Publishers Weekly Inspiriert durch eine wahre Geschichte erzählt E.L. Doctorow von den Brüdern Homer und Langley, die ihr Haus an der New Yorker Fifth Avenue mit Objekten ihrer Sammelwut vollstellen und nach und nach ihre Verbindungen zur Außenwelt kappen. Die jedoch klopft in Form von Besuchern immer wieder an die Haustür. Mit einem grandiosen Kunstgriff lässt Doctorow die Geschichte der ersten achtzig Jahre des letzten Jahrhunderts Revue passieren: berührend, witzig und einzig und allein aus der Perspektive der beiden exzentrischen Einsiedler. Homer, der Erzähler des Romans, ist blind und hochsensibel, Langley, der ältere der beiden, durch seine Erlebnisse in den Schützengräben des Ersten Weltkriegs verrückt oder zum Genie geworden. Die beiden ziehen sich in ihr Elternhaus zurück. Dort versammeln sie Bücher, Musikinstrumente, Möbel, sogar einen Ford Model T, und horten in immer größeren Stapeln sämtliche täglich gekauften Zeitungen, die Langley für sein Großprojekt – die Herstellung einer ewig aktuellen Zeitung – benötigt. Während sich die beiden immer mehr abschotten, kommt das Jahrhundert zu ihnen ins Haus: Menschen aus allen Epochen, Prostituierte, Gangster, Jazzmusiker, Polizisten, Hippies; es gibt Liebesgeschichten, politische Kämpfe und technische Errungenschaften. Aber gibt es wirklich einen Fortschritt? Oder wiederholt sich alles nur in anderer Form? Doctorow lässt die großen Fragen unserer Zivilisation auf engstem Raum zusammenschnurren und schafft damit ein großes kleines Meisterwerk.New York Times-Bestseller Platz 7

Die Erfindung Des Landes Israel

Author : Shlomo Sand
ISBN : 9783843703420
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Gehört Israel den Juden? Was bedeutet überhaupt Israel? Wer hat dort gelebt, wer erhebt Ansprüche auf das Land, wie kam es zur Staatsgründung Israels? Shlomo Sand, einer der schärfsten Kritiker der israelischen Politik gegenüber den Palästinensern, stellt den Gründungsmythos seines Landes radikal in Frage. Überzeugend weist er nach, dass entgegen der israelischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung und heutiger Regierungspropaganda die Juden nie danach gestrebt haben, in ihr „angestammtes Land“ zurückzukehren, und dass auch heute ihre Mehrheit nicht in Israel lebt oder leben will. Es gibt kein „historisches Anrecht“ der Juden auf das Land Israel, so Sand. Diese Idee sei ein Erbe des unseligen Nationalismus des 19. Jahrhunderts, begierig aufgegriffen von den Zionisten jener Zeit. In kolonialistischer Manier hätten sie die Juden zur Landnahme in Palästina und zur Vertreibung der palästinensischen Bevölkerung aufgerufen, die dann nach der Staatsgründung 1948 konsequent umgesetzt wurde. Nachdrücklich fordert Sand die israelische Gesellschaft auf, sich von den Mythen des Zionismus zu verabschieden und die historischen Tatsachen anzuerkennen.

Military Review

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Der Gute Nazi

Author : Dan Van der Vat
ISBN : 3894872756
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Eine kritische Biographie von Hitlers Architekt und Rüstungsminister (1905-81).

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