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eBook An American Family: The Kennans: The First Three Generations download ISBN: 0393050343
Author: George F. Kennan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 128
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Category: Biography
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Kennan, George Frost, 1904-.

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An American Family book. Accompany George Kennan as he explores his family's roots in the American past. George F. Kennan has forged one of the most illustrious careers in the annals of American letters and politics.

Kennan's "honored grandfather," Thomas Lathrop Kennan, self-published the Genealogy of the Kennan Family in 1907. Inspired by his ancestor, Kennan privately published a brief paper titled An American Kennan Family 1744-1913.

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George F. Kennan: An American Life is a nonfiction book about . diplomat George F. Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. org describes this as "an engaging portrait of a globetrotting diplomat whose complicated life was interwoven with the Cold War and America’s emergence as the world’s dominant power"

Accompany George Kennan as he explores his family's roots in the American past His prophetic American Diplomacy influenced several generations of Cold Wa. .

Accompany George Kennan as he explores his family's roots in the American past. Kennan’s diaries display his estrangement from contemporary . Kennan’s diaries display his estrangement from contemporary America. Given this background, The Kennan Diaries is an illuminating, fascinating and sometimes disturbing book. Describing a tea at the American Embassy in Moscow in September 1934, with British liberals, including a founder of Fabian socialism, Sidney Webb, he noted that British liberals think very abstractly and find it easy to be enthusiastic about Communism because their attitude is a complete pose.

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George Frost Kennan (16 February 1904 – 17 March 2005) was an American diplomat and historian, who served as ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. He was known best as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion during the Cold War on which he later reversed himself. He lectured widely and wrote scholarly histories of the relations between USSR and the United States. He was also one of the group of foreign policy elders known as "The Wise Men". Now in his late nineties, Kennan turns an eye to a matter closer to his heart in An American Family: The Kennans. As a consummate statesman and prolific writer, Kennan has distinguished himself as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century

"One of the wisest men in American public life today." ―James Chace

Accompany George Kennan as he explores his family's roots in the American past. George F. Kennan has forged one of the most illustrious careers in the annals of American letters and politics. His prophetic American Diplomacy influenced several generations of Cold War policy makers, and Sketches from a Life, one of the most lyrical accounts of a life in public service ever written, chronicled his extraordinary diplomatic career spanning more than half a century. As a consummate statesman and prolific writer, Kennan has distinguished himself as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. Now in his late nineties, Kennan turns an eye to a matter closer to his heart in An American Family: The Kennans. Embarking on a genealogical journey spanning several decades, he traces the roots of the Kennan family back more than five generations, discovering a family history that has all the makings of a classic American story. Beginning with the Kennans' life of unmitigated poverty in Scotland in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, An American Family details the Kennan family's passage to America and the hardships they faced as early settlers in Connecticut and Massachusetts, "the epitome of the backcountry family of the most remote northern fringes of New England life." He adroitly captures life in colonial times and in the period following the Revolutionary War, and chronicles the major events of a nation's early history with the rare intimacy of a family member reflecting on his forebears. Filled with lively and sometimes haunting vignettes collected from archives and libraries across New England, An American Family is a fascinating detective story and brings to fruition a family memoir begun by Kennan's grandfather nearly a century ago. Graceful yet revealing, it is a cherished reminder of three hundred years of a nation's history through the eyes and words of one of America's most remarkable sons.
Comments: (3)
Cemav
Although I am a great admirer of ambassador and historian George Kennan, I recommend his many other books and not this one. His boss at the U.S. embassy in Moscow was Averell Harriman who said that Kennan understood the Soviet Union better than he did the United States. Kennan's biographer John Lewis Gaddis drew the same conclusion. Kennan claims that New England was settled mostly by people of protestant faith from northern parts of England. While there were early settlers from that part of England, they were in the minority. Kennan writes about an eighteenth century ancestor named Abigail Sherman. His grandfather George Kennan claims the same ancestor in his "Genealogy of the Kennan Family" that is a free e-book. Neither Kennan explains what there theory was regarding this woman's identity or how they determined that her first name was Abigail or that her last name was Sherman. I have looked on Ancestry and have found no evidence for an Abigail Sherman who married any Kennan. This volume adds nothing about the paternal Kennan line to what his grandfather discovered. It is apparently unknown whether the first Kennan (actually McKennan) emigrated from Scotland or Ulster in Northern Ireland. This book covers three generations of his family for which there is not much of a record. It is curious that he elects to focus just on his paternal line when he descends from Mayflower passenger William Brewster and many other important and much better documented founding families of New England. Biographies of a very large number of these ancestors appear in the Great Migration Study Project published by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. The editor of this series Robert Charles Anderson reviewed this book and was clearly amazed that such a prominent American author knew so little about the history of New England. And I do not recall anywhere where he even mentions his grandmother Loa (Brown) Kennan who was also from an old and important New England family. It should be noted that the author was 95 or 96 when this book was published. Read his memoirs or the great Gaddis biography of George Kennan instead of this thin volume.
Kifer
Interesting with regards to a famous family of diplomats, though somewhat boring to me, a member of the general public. I find it useful for any such chronology i am thinking of writing--what to do and what not to do!
inetserfer
An interesting approach to a family history, with information about the family members going beyond simply names and dates. The family history is placed in the context of the area in which they lived and the history of the times. Some of it verges on speculation, such as on the issue of how an ancestor, George Kennan, met his wife, Abigail Sherman.