The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 28, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 864 pages
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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.

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Review: The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

User Review  - Nicole Nathanson - Goodreads

I can't believe it's finally over. I feel like I've been reading this book my whole life. It is so. Darn. LONG. And I like long books! Yeesh. While interesting and thorough, I felt like I couldn't see ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phillip - Goodreads

Gives a great perspective on why the US fucked up so badly in foreign policy from the Korean War on. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Read full review


Joint VenturesHarriman and Lovett on Wall Street
World CourtsMcCloy and Acheson before the
A Pretty Good ClubKennan andBohlen in theForeign Service 6 On Active ServiceEnlisting in anoble cause 7 Heavenly Twins McCloy and Lovett at t...

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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 Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin 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.

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.

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