Thu, Apr 19, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Historian John Lewis GaddisDownload audio (MP3)
Renowned Yale historian John Lewis Gaddis just won a Pulitzer Prize for his new biography on George F. Kennan, a leading figure during the Cold War. Kennan was known as "the father of containment," a U.S. policy aimed at preventing the spread of communism. We talk with Gaddis about writing the authorized biography, and about Kennan's political legacy today.
Host: Spencer Michels
- John Lewis Gaddis, professor of history at Yale University, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "George F. Kennan: An American Life" and author of other books including "The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War" and "We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History"
- About the book "George F. Kennan: An American Life" : at Pulitzer.org
- A New Look At The Man Behind U.S. Cold War Policy : from NPR