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The Resource The hawk and the dove : Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the history of the Cold War, Nicholas Thompson

The hawk and the dove : Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the history of the Cold War, Nicholas Thompson

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The hawk and the dove : Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the history of the Cold War
Title
The hawk and the dove
Title remainder
Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the history of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Thompson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Only two Americans held positions of great influence throughout the Cold War; ironically, they were the chief advocates for the opposing strategies in that harrowing conflict. Both 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 remained good friends all their lives. Nitze--the hawk--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--persuasively argued that we should contain the Soviet Union while waiting for it to collapse from within. In following these two rivals and friends from the beginning of the Cold War to its end, Nicholas Thompson tells the story of our nation during the most dangerous half century in history.--From publisher description
Summary
Only two Americans held positions of great influence throughout the Cold War; ironically, they were the chief advocates for the opposing strategies in that harrowing conflict. Both 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 remained good friends all their lives. Nitze--the hawk--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--persuasively argued that we should contain the Soviet Union while waiting for it to collapse from within. In following these two rivals and friends from the beginning of the Cold War to its end, Nicholas Thompson tells the story of our nation during the most dangerous half century in history.--From publisher description
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
Biography type
collective biography
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322966
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
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Thompson, Nicholas
Dewey number
973.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.T494 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Nitze, Paul Henry
  • Kennan, George F.
  • Cold War
  • National security
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Ambassadors
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the history of the Cold War
Label
The hawk and the dove : Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the history of the Cold War, Nicholas Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
755918
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805081428
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009009225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805081428
  • (OCoLC)316736429
Label
The hawk and the dove : Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the history of the Cold War, Nicholas Thompson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
755918
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805081428
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2009009225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805081428
  • (OCoLC)316736429

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