The Wise Men

The Wise Men

Six Friends and the World They Made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy

Book - 1986
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An intimate portrait of six men

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1986.
ISBN: 9780671504656
0671504657
Branch Call Number: 327.2 ISA
Characteristics: 853 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thomas, Evan

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