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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
With a new Introduction by the authors, this is the classic account of the American statesmen who rebuilt the world after the catastrophe of World War II.

THE WISE MEN  introduces the original brightest and best, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, 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, author of Containment; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense during 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.

The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas