The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

Walter Isaacson, Evan Thomas


With a brand new creation by way of the authors, this is often the vintage account of the yank statesmen who rebuilt the realm after the disaster of global warfare II.

A pleasing mixture of non-public biography and public drama, The clever males introduces six shut acquaintances who formed the function their state may play within the harmful years following global warfare II. They have been the unique top and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic activities could convey order to the postwar chaos and depart a legacy that dominates American coverage to at the present time: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt’s specific envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of kingdom who used to be extra chargeable for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than normal Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and highbrow darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of battle, undersecretary of kingdom, and secretary of safety in the course of the early life of the chilly battle; John McCloy, one of many nation’s such a lot influential deepest voters; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

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