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George Kennan

( North American writer)

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Biography George Kennan
In 1861 - 68 years on behalf of the Russian-American Telegraph Company, visited the extreme north-east Siberia to investigate the feasibility of the telegraph from America via the Bering Strait and Siberia, and the result was a travel book: "Tent Kifa in Siberia" (1870; Russian translation Nomadic life in Siberia,
. Adventures among the Koryak and other tribes of Kamchatka and northern Asia, St Petersburg, 1872). In 1870 - 71 years, traveled the Caucasus. In 1885 - 86 years, he again visited Siberia in order to study Russian references; gone on this journey supporter of the Russian government, . it is a detailed acquaintance with the status quo decisively changed his opinion, . as expressed in his remarkable book: "Siberia and the Ezile System" (Leipzig, . 1891), . which gives a vivid picture of Russian political prison and exile, and a selected number of revolutionary leaders,
. The book made a strong impression in Russia, it was first strictly prohibited, . but in 1905 - 06 has several of its translation (the most complete, . with a special preface by the author and the addition of an interpreter Siberia and the link, . published "Don Speech", . Rostov-na-Donu),
. When in 1901. Kennan once again came to Russia, he was immediately expelled from her. In 1898, Mr.. during the Spanish-American War was a correspondent for a New York newspaper on the island of Cuba; his letters have appeared separately ( "Campaigning in Cuba", New York, 1899). In 1902, Mr.. He studied on the island of Martinique volcano Mont Pelee, . eruption which destroyed before the city of St. Pierre, made a very dangerous climb to the very crater of the volcano, and almost killed him during a new eruption, the result of this ascent was the book "Tne tragedy of Pelee" (1903),
. In 1904. he was as a correspondent in the Japanese Army at Port Arthur.


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