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Russia Leaves the War

First edition
(publ. Princeton University Press)

Russia Leaves the War (1956)[1] is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by George F. Kennan, which won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 1957 National Book Award for Nonfiction,[2]the 1957 George Bancroft Prize, and the 1957 Francis Parkman Prize. The first of two volumes discussing Soviet-American relations from 1917-1920, it covers the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the departure of Russia from World War I in 1918. The second volume, The Decision to Intervene (1958) explores U.S. involvement in Siberia.


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  2. ^ "National Book Awards – 1957". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-02-20. (With Kennan's acceptance speech)