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John Lewis Gaddis

Born: 2-Apr-1941
Birthplace: Cotulla, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: George F. Kennan: An American Life

Father: Harry P. Gaddis
Mother: Isabel
Wife: Barbara Sue Jackson (m. 4-Sep-1965, div., two sons)
Son: John Michael Gaddis
Son: David Matthew Gaddis
Wife: Toni Dorfman (m. 2-Nov-1997)

    University: BA, University of Texas at Austin (1963)
    University: MA, University of Texas at Austin (1965)
    University: PhD, University of Texas at Austin (1968)
    Assistant Professor: Indiana University Southeast (1968-69)
    Professor: Ohio University (1969-97)
    Professor: Military and Naval History, Yale University (1997-)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1995
    American Historical Association
    Organization of American Historians
    Society of American Historians
    Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations President (1992)
 
    Bancroft Prize 1973
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1986
    National Humanities Medal 2005
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2012 for George F. Kennan: An American Life

Author of books:
United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947 (1972, history)
Russia, the Soviet Union, and the United States: An Interpretive History (1978, history)
Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National Security (1982, international affairs)
The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War (1987, history)
The United States and the End of the Cold War: Implications, Reconsiderations, Provocations (1992, history)
We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (1997, history)
The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past (2002, history)
Surprise, Security, and the American Experience (2004, international affairs)
The Cold War: A New History (2005, history)
George F. Kennan: An American Life (2011, biography)


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