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    DescriptionThe Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to post-war 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 defence 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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    Title
    The Wise Men
    Subtitle
    Six Friends and the World They Made
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Isaacson, By (author) Evan Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,179 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451683226
    ISBN 10: 1451683227
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14560000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    B&T Approval Code: A16370000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC23: 327.73
    DC22: 327.2/0922
    LC classification: E747 .I77 2012
    Thema V1.0: JPS, NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Edition statement
    Updated
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    21 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Walter Isaacson is president of the Aspen Institute. He has been chairman and CEO of CNN and managing editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of several books including the US bestseller BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE.
    Review quote
    "Must be read if we are to understand the postwar world."--Robert A. Caro, author of Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson