Book Discussion on George Kennan: A Study of Character

John Lukacs talked about his biography, George Kennan: A Study of Character, published by Yale University Press. Lukacs recounted the… read more

John Lukacs talked about his biography, George Kennan: A Study of Character, published by Yale University Press. Lukacs recounted the life of diplomat and historian George Kennan (1904-2005) who assisted in the development of the Truman Doctrine and the drafting of the Marshall Plan. Kennan’s writings were integral in the shaping of American foreign policy in the 1940s. After his presentation Mr. Lukacs responded to audience members' questions.

John Lukacs is a member of the Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom and a past president-elect of the American Catholic Historical Association. He is the author of over twenty books including Five Days in London: May 1940. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on George Kennan: A Study of Character

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 20, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 22, 2007

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  • May 20, 2007 | 6:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 20, 2007 | 1:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jul 22, 2007 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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