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The chairman : John J. McCloy, the making of the American establishment

Author: Kai Bird
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney ; Tokyo ; Singapore : Simon & Schuster, [1992] ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Even among the members of his powerful circle, the influential men who shaped the postwar globe and became the original 'best and brightest,' John McCloy stood as a figure of towering achievement. As a Wall Street lawyer who earned the confidence of captains of industry and presidents; as Henry Stimson's right-hand man at the War Department; as president of the World Bank and chairman of the Chase financial empire;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bird, Kai.
Chairman.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1992
(OCoLC)556081103
Online version:
Bird, Kai.
Chairman.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1992
(OCoLC)609288579
Named Person: John J McCloy; John Jay MacCloy, Jr.; John Jay McCloy; John McCloy; John J McCloy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Bird
ISBN: 0671454153 9780671454159
OCLC Number: 25026508
Description: 800 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Book I: The making of a Wall Street lawyer. A Philadelphia youth: 1895-1912 ; Amherst years: 1912-16 ; Harvard Law School and the war years: 1916-21 ; Wall Street: 1921-30 ; Black Tom: McCloy's wilderness of mirrors ; Cravath, the New Deal, and the approach of war --
Book II: World War II. Imps of Satan ; Internment of the Japanese Americans ; Political commissar ; McCloy and the Holocaust ; Victory in Europe ; Hiroshima --
Book III: Wall Street, the World Bank, and Germany. A brief return to Wall Street ; The World Bank: "McCloy über Alles" ; German proconsul: 1949 ; The dilemma of German rearmament ; McCloy and U.S. intelligence operations in Germany ; The clemency decisions ; Negotiating an end to occupation --
Book IV: The Eisenhower years. Chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank: 1953-60 ; McCloy, McCarthyism, and the early Eisenhower presidency ; Ike's wise man --
Book V: The Kennedy Administration. Arms control czar ; The Cuban Missile Crisis --
Book VI: LBJ's wise man. The Warren Commission, a Brazil coup, Egypt again, and the 1964 election ; McCloy and Vietnam: 1965-68, NATO crisis, secret Middle East negotiations --
Book VII: Elder statesman 1969-89. The Establishment at bay: the Nixon-Kissinger Administration ; McCloy and the Iran-hostage crisis --
Twilight years.
Responsibility: Kai Bird.

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The first complete biography of the ultimate self-made American aristocrat, John J. McCloy--the poor boy who climbed the heights of Wall Street, counseled presidents, and reached the very citadel of  Read more...

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