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A 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.

About the Author


Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1476728828
ISBN-13: 9781476728827
Published: Simon & Schuster, 06/04/2013
Pages: 864
Language: English