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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

Author: Isaacson, Walter
Thomas, Evan

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made : A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces six close friends who shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos and leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelts special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nations most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.

Category   Subject
Political Science   Government
Biography & Autobiography   Historical
Political Science   International Relations

ISBN 13:9781476728827
ISBN 10:1476728828
Size:9.25" l x 6.50" w x 1.50" h
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