History Department
History Department

Talk & Book Signing: John Lewis Gaddis' "George F. Kennan: An American Life"

Tue, March 6, 2012 | GAR 1.102

4:30 PM

Professor John Lewis Gaddis
Professor John Lewis Gaddis

Please join us for a book discussion with eminent scholar of the Cold War and Yale historian John Lewis Gaddis on his new biography, George F. Kennan: An American Life. Gaddis is a native of Cotulla, Texas and one of the most distinguished graduates from the University of Texas at Austin, receiving his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees here. He is now the Robert Lovett Professor of History at Yale University. Professor Gaddis is widely recognized as the most influential historian of American foreign policy of his generation. He has published ground-breaking books on the origins of the Cold War, the formation of American containment strategy, and the course of the Cold War, among other topics. Among his many honors, Professor Gaddis received the National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush in 2005. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 29, to cmeador@austin.utexas.edu.

More about Professor Gaddis:
http://www.yale.edu/history/faculty/gaddis.html

More about Professor Gaddis' book George F. Kennan: An American Life (Penguin, Nov 2011):
http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781101548103,00.html

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