Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950
Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C.

Finalist for the 1993 Hoover Presidential Library Association Book Award

Paperback | 1993 | $62.95 / £43.95 | ISBN: 9780691024837
444 pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
| SHOPPING CART

Reviews | Table of Contents

When George C. Marshall became Secretary of State in January of 1947, he faced not only a staggering array of serious foreign policy questions but also a State Department rendered ineffective by neglect, maladministration, and low morale. Soon after his arrival Marshall asked George F. Kennan to head a new component in the department's structure--the Policy Planning Staff. Here Wilson Miscamble scrutinizes Kennan's subsequent influence over foreign policymaking during the crucial years from 1947 to 1950.

Review:

"A good analytical examination of American foreign policy as seen through the lens of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff. . . . As such it embraces much more than the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The author insists that there was no grand design to American policy in these years, but one is impressed by the pervasive and lucid intellect of Ambassador Kennan."--William G. Hyland, Foreign Affairs

Endorsement:

"This book is the most insightful treatment of George Kennan that has yet been published and the best work I know on the making of U.S. foreign policy during this period. The work is an astonishing scholarly accomplishment. Miscamble offers fresh interpretations and a new sense of the context in which policy was made and of the complex influences on the policymakers."--Richard H. Ullman, Princeton University

Table of Contents

Series:

Subject Areas:

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $62.95 ISBN: 9780691024837

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India

    Paperback: £43.95 ISBN: 9780691024837

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 4/17/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Textbooks
For Reviewers
Class Use
Rights
Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
American History
Political Science and International Relations
More Choices
Email:
Country:
Name: