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John Lewis Gaddis

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John Lewis Gaddis


Born
in Cotulla, Texas, The United States
April 02, 1941

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Average rating: 3.89 · 15,251 ratings · 1,342 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Cold War: A New History

3.93 avg rating — 6,247 ratings — published 2005 — 55 editions
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On Grand Strategy

3.75 avg rating — 3,471 ratings — published 2018
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George F. Kennan: An Americ...

4.09 avg rating — 2,207 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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The Landscape of History: H...

3.76 avg rating — 1,609 ratings — published 2002 — 17 editions
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Strategies of Containment: ...

4.06 avg rating — 726 ratings — published 1982 — 12 editions
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We Now Know: Rethinking Col...

3.82 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Surprise, Security, and the...

3.66 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The United States and the O...

3.95 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Long Peace: Inquiries I...

4.02 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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The United States and the E...

4.04 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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“Historical consciousness therefore leaves you, as does maturity itself, with a simultaneous sense of your own significance and insignificance. Like Friedrich's wanderer, you dominate a landscape even as you're diminished by it. You're suspended between sensibilities that are at odds with one another, but it's precisely within that suspension that your own identity--whether as a person or a historian--tends to reside. Self-doubt must always precede self-confidence. It should never, however, cease to accompany, challenge, and by these means discipline self-confidence.”
John Lewis Gaddis, The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past

“Common sense, in this sense, is like oxygen: the higher you go, the thinner it gets.”
John Lewis Gaddis, On Grand Strategy

“if you were to take account of everything . . . , you would never do anything. It is better to have a brave heart and endure one half of the terrors we dread than to [calculate] all of the terrors and suffer nothing at all. . . . Big things are won by big dangers.”
John Lewis Gaddis, On Grand Strategy



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