The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made

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A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest: Averell Harriman, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, George Kenan, Secretary of Defense Robert Lovett, John McCloy, and Ambassador to the Soviet Union Charles Bohlen.

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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 Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Kissinger: A Biography. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

Evan Thomas is the author of The Very Best Men: Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the C.I.A., a book about the careers of Frank Wisner, Richard Bissell, Tracy Barnes and Desmond FitzGerald; Robert Kennedy: His Life; The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst and the Rush to Empire, 1989; Sea of Thunder: The Last Great Naval Command, 1941-1945; and John Paul Jones. He is at work on a book about President Dwight Eisenhower.

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"The New York Times Book Review"A richly textured account of a class and of a historical period. "San Francisco Chronicle"Entertaining and lively....Isaacson and Thomas have fashioneda Cold War Plutarch. "The Boston Globe"A wealth of new information and insights on the people and events that shaped the first four decades of the Cold War. Robert A. Caroauthor of "Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson"Journalism at the heights! Scintillating....Must be read if weare to understand the postwar world. "The Boston Globe" A wealth of new information and insights on the people and events that shaped the first four decades of the Cold War. "San Francisco Chronicle" Entertaining and lively....Isaacson and Thomas have fashioned a Cold War Plutarch. "The New York Times Book Review" A richly textured account of a class and of a historical period. Robert A. Caro author of "Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson" Journalism at the heights! Scintillating....Must be read if we are to understand the postwar world. Robert A. Caroauthor of "Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson"Journalism at the heights! Scintillating....Must be read if weare to understand the postwar world. "The Boston Globe"A wealth of new information and insights on the people and events that shaped the first four decades of the Cold War. "San Francisco Chronicle"Entertaining and lively....Isaacson and Thomas have fashioneda Cold War Plutarch. "The New York Times Book Review"A richly textured account of a class and of a historical period.

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