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The wise men

six friends and the world they made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy

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This edition was published in by Faber and Faber in London, . Boston.

Written in English

853 pages

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces six close friends who shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos and leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day: 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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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
June 4, 1997, Simon & Schuster
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The wise men: six friends and the world they made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy
1988, Simon and Schuster
in English - 1st Touchstone ed.
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Wise Men
January 15, 1988, Simon & Schuster
Paperback in English
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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy
October 1986, Simon & Schuster
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The wise men: six friends and the world they made
1986, Touchstone
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A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces six close friends who shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos and leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day: 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.

The wise men

six friends and the world they made : Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy

This edition was published in by Faber and Faber in London, . Boston.


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [809]-830.
Includes index.

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Library of Congress
E747 .I77x 1986b

The Physical Object

Pagination
853 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
853

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2500227M
Internet Archive
wisemensixfriend00isaa_0
ISBN 10
0571146066
LC Control Number
87673419
Library Thing
10706

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