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John Lewis Gaddis

American historian of the Cold War (b.1941)

1941   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Texas at Austin
occupation: historian, university teacher, biographer
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, National Humanities Medal, Bancroft Prize, Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, Fulbright Scholarship

John Lewis Gaddis (born 1941) is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. He is best known for his work on the Cold War and grand strategy, and he has been hailed as the "Dean of Cold War Historians" by The New York Times. Gaddis is also the official biographer of the seminal 20th-century American statesman George F. Kennan. George F. Kennan: An American Life (2011), his biography of Kennan, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.
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