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The wise men : six friends and the world they made

Author: Walter Isaacson; Evan Thomas
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George F Kennan; Dean Acheson; Charles E Bohlen; Robert A Lovett; W Averell Harriman; John J McCloy; Dean Acheson; Charles E Bohlen; W Averell Harriman; George F Kennan; Robert A Lovett; John J McCloy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson; Evan Thomas
ISBN: 9781451683226 1451683227
OCLC Number: 793326759
Notes: Originally published: 1986.
"With a new introduction by the authors"--Cover.
Description: 853 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas.

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The classic account of the Americans who rebuilt the world after the catastrophe of World War II with a new introduction by the authors.  Read more...

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"A wealth of new information and insights on the people and events that shaped the first four decades of the Cold War." The Boston Globe "Must be read if we are to understand the postwar world." -- Read more...

 
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