Sketches from a Life

Sketches from a Life

By George Frost Kennan

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393321395, 365pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2000

Beginning with his first foreign service post in 1927 and ending seven decades later, Kennan's account is rich with the insight of a major historical participant. Whether relating the perils of Hitler's Germany or revisiting Kennan's days as ambassador to the Soviet Union, Sketches from a Life is as riveting as great literature, and one of the most invaluable documents of our time.

About the Author
George F. Kennan is the author of twenty books and has been awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He is a member and past president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is currently professor emeritus at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.