Yale historian John Lewis Gaddis
began this history of the great Cold War strategist 30 years ago, and drawing on extensive interviews, he delves deep inside the man who developed U.S.
's use of private materials makes Kennan seem mercurial and morbidly pessimistic, as well as sex-obsessed.
John Lewis Gaddis
is perhaps the greatest historian of the Cold War.
is a smart-suited confidence man who knows how to run a big con but prefers to pull off a number of small scams over the course of the day, cheating many people out of a little instead of taking one or two for a lot.
Then a very junior professor at Ohio University, John Lewis Gaddis
asked the already iconic George Frost Kennan if he could interview the former policy planner and ambassador to the USSR for an article he was writing for Foreign Affairs.
On the ocean liner heading for Europe, recounts Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis
in his excellent new biography, Kennan drafted a lecture plan "that would begin with the sterility of American society, point out the overpopulated nastiness of the rest of the world, and conclude by proposing a new country composed of Great Britain, Canada, and the healthy parts of the United States (the South, Texas, and California would go elsewhere), with its capital to be near Ottawa.
BY JOHN LEWIS GADDIS
, Penguin Press, 784 pages, $39.95
, PhD, known as The Communications Doctor, is an international professional speaker, communications consultant, and executive coach.
is an unlikely non-action hero in a story of layered subterfuge and death.
Reception attendants included Allie Coleman Gaddis
, Dorothy Marie Gaddis
, Scotland Rose Kemper, and Kristy MacTavish Simons.
, an employee of Metro Emergency Physicians LLC (MEP), was the ER's physician on duty who treated Landry.
"We are very exited to bring our concept to the Charlotte County," Florida Media Group President and Publisher Pason Gaddis
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