Russia, The Atom and the West. George F. Kennan. George Frost Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, historian, and ambassador to the Soviet Union. His writings inspired the Truman Doctrine and he wrote, and advocated, the U.S. foreign policy of "containing" the Soviet Union. Under this policy America expended a vast effort to build up the economic and military strength of the nations on the periphery of the Communist world. In this book, Kennan reappraises the relations between Russia and the West, vigorously attacks proposals that tactical atomic weapons (such as atomic artillery) should be provided for the countries of Western Europe. He does not agree with those who believe that it might be possible to fight a limited war with such weapons.
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1958. 116 pages. 1st edition hardcover in dustjacket ($2.50 price not clipped) in clear Mylar protective cover. Some edge wear to dj (see pics), no marks or names. Ex-libris sticker on first page from Dellwood Conference participant as well as single-page insert from same. Some edge wear to the jacket, otherwise book about fine.