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The wise men : six friends and the world they made, Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas

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The wise men : six friends and the world they made
Title
The wise men
Title remainder
six friends and the world they made
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Six close friends 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 whose strong response to Soviet expansionism would leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day. In April 1945, they converged to advise an untutored new president, Harry Truman. They were 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, selfcast 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. Together they formulated a doctrine of Communist containment that was to be the foundation of American policy." --Front flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
OS3
Dewey number
  • 327.2/0922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E747
LC item number
.I77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The wise men : six friends and the world they made, Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1986
  • "With a new introduction by the authors" --Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [809]-830) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1370388
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
853 pages
Isbn
9781451683226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1370388
  • (Sirsi) 1370388
  • (OCoLC)793326759
Label
The wise men : six friends and the world they made, Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1986
  • "With a new introduction by the authors" --Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [809]-830) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1370388
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
853 pages
Isbn
9781451683226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1370388
  • (Sirsi) 1370388
  • (OCoLC)793326759

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