The Hawk and the Dove
Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War
Publication Date: September 2009
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A brilliant and revealing biography of the two most important Americans during the Cold War era, written by the grandson of one of them.
Nicholas Thompson is senior editor at Wired magazine, where he covers the Internet and politics, business trends, open sourcing, technology and science, and legal issues. Prior to joining Wired, he was a senior editor at Legal Affairs magazine and Washington Monthly. Thompson has also written freelance pieces about technology for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. A frequent commentator on issues that concern law and technology, Thompson has also appeared on Live With Regis and Kelly, the Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor, and many other TV and radio shows. He is a regular guest on Fox News Live and is the voice of Wired for its weekly CBS news radio broadcasts. Michael Prichard has played several thousand characters during his career. While he has been seen performing over one hundred of them in theater and film, Michael is primarily heard, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. During his career as a one-man repertory company, he has recorded many series with running characters-including the complete Travis McGee adventures by John D. MacDonald and the complete Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout-as well as series by such masters as Mark Twain, John Cheever, and John Updike. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for At All Costs by Sam Moses and In Nixon's Web by L. Patrick Gray III. Named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine, he holds an M.F.A. in theater from the University of Southern California. Michael appears regularly on the professional stage, including as a member of Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company, performing such great roles as Captain Beatty in Fahrenheit 451, which became the second-longest-running production in the Los Angeles area. Bradbury himself dubbed Michael "the finest Beatty in history."
"A gently critical assessment of two influential shapers of U.S. foreign policy.... Fascinating." ---Kirkus