Working in the intricate web of American diplomacy during the Cold War, Paul Nitze and George Kennan became legendary. This double biography keeps them entwined like thorny roses of two colors on a trellis. Their accomplishments in designing and managing U.S./Soviet policy generate a riveting account that is logically organized, eloquently written, and well documented. Michael Prichard, one of the best nonfiction audio narrators, lifts the prose from the page to reality with his ability to enrich it with nuance and fluidity. He creates identifiable character voices for the principals without sounding comedic. Prichard's method of allowing the humor and satire to speak for themselves encourages listeners to smile at whatever they wish. The production won't disappoint.
©2009 Nicholas Thompson; (P)2009 Tantor
"A gently critical assessment of two influential shapers of U.S. foreign policy.... Fascinating." (Kirkus)
Story about two intellects working in American Government. Very educational. History about Russian-American relationships through the eyes of US dedicated officials. Gives retrospective and prospective views, as well as the food for thoughts about politics. The book is for history lovers.
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