Marquis De Custine and His Russia in 1839

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Marquis De Custine and His Russia in 1839 by George F. Kennan, hardcover, dust jacket, 145 pages, condition very good (use to belong to library)

Even if we admit that La Russie en 1839 was not a very good book about Russia in 1839, we are confronted with the disturbing fact that it was an excellent book…about the Russia of Joseph Stalin, and not a bad book about the Russia of Brezhnev and Kosygin.’ It is this paradox which made Custine and his book a suitable subject for the Chichele lectures which the eminent American diplomat and historian, George Kennan, gave at Oxford in 1969 and upon which the present work is based.