History

George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950

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Price:
$75.00 / £62.00
ISBN:
Published:
06/06/1993
Copyright:
1993
Pages:
444
Size:
6 x 9.25 in.
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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.


Awards and Recognition

  • Finalist for the 1993 Hoover Presidential Library Association Book Award