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

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/28/2010
  • Publisher: Picador

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Only two Americans held positions of great influence throughout the Cold War. The two men embodied opposing strategies for winning the conflict. Yet they dined together, attended the weddings of each other's children, and remained lifelong friends.Paul Nitze was a consummate insider who believed the best way to avoid a nuclear clash was to prepare to win one. George Kennan was a diplomat turned academic whose famous "X article" persuasively argued that we should contain the Soviet Union while waiting for it to collapse from within. A masterly double biography,The Hawk and the Dove"does an inspired job of telling the story of the Cold War through the careers of two of its most interesting and important figures" (The Washington Monthly).

Author Biography

Nicholas Thompson is an editor at Wired magazine, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and a regular contributor to CNN. He has written articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post and numerous other publications. A grandson of Paul Nitze’s, he lives in New York City with his wife and son.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
Now Is the Time to Livep. 7
Charming, Witty, and Urbanep. 23
A Strange Intensity, a Strange Beautyp. 43
Deceit, Corruption, Penetration, Subversionp. 57
Avoid Triviap. 69
Architect of the Cold Warp. 83
What We Are Aboutp. 98
Confined to Koreap. 116
The Full Meridian of My Gloryp. 131
A Fully Conventional Lifep. 147
Deadly Serious Either Wayp. 170
About 60/40p. 195
The Other Side of the Barricadesp. 210
This Delegation Is a Disasterp. 230
You Constantly Betray Yourselfp. 250
I Am Worried About Everythingp. 276
We Tried, We Triedp. 295
Epiloguep. 314
Notesp. 319
Bibliographyp. 359
Author's Notep. 377
Acknowledgmentsp. 380
Indexp. 383
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