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    DescriptionA 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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    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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 853
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 889 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476728827
    ISBN 10: 1476728828
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 327.20922
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A14560000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    B&T Approval Code: A16370000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC22: 327.2/0922
    LC classification: E747 .I77 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    04 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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