The Wise Men (Kobo eBook)

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This “engrossing narrative” examines the six American statesmen who rebuilt the world after WWII—with a new introduction by the authors (The New York Times).

Blending personal biography and geopolitical history*, Wise Men* introduces six close friends who used their power and influence to shape the role their country would play in the dangerous years following the Second World War. 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.

The Wise Men shares the stories of 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.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781439126530
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: February 27th, 2012