The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War

The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War

Nicholas Thompson


Only americans held positions of serious impact during the chilly conflict. the 2 males embodied opposing techniques for successful the clash. but they dined jointly, attended the weddings of every other's teenagers, and remained lifelong friends.

Paul Nitze was once a consummate insider who believed find out how to steer clear of a nuclear conflict was once to arrange to win one. George Kennan was once a diplomat grew to become educational whose recognized "X article" persuasively argued that we must always include the Soviet Union whereas looking forward to it to break down from inside of. A masterly double biography, The Hawk and the Dove "does an encouraged activity of telling the tale of the chilly battle in the course of the careers of 2 of its best and significant figures" (The Washington Monthly).

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