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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
     

The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

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by Walter Isaacson, Evan Thomas
 

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A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for

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A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's 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 nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439126530
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
538,817
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve JobsEinstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson
Evan Thomas is the author of The Very Best Men: Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the C.I.A.; Robert Kennedy: His Life; The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst and the Rush to Empire, 1989; Sea of Thunder: The Last Great Naval Command, 1941-1945; and John Paul Jones. His most recent book is Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 20, 1952
Place of Birth:
New Orleans, LA
Education:
Harvard, B.A. in History and Literature, 1974; Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics

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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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It grasps you and plunges you into the WASPY / east coast establishment foreign policy world of the 1940's - 1960's and up a bit.
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