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The Wise Men; Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy

Isaacson, Walter, and Thomas, Evan

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ISBN 10: 0671504657 / ISBN 13: 9780671504656
Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1986
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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25 cm, 853 pages. Illus., bibliography, index, some wear to DJ edges, some soiling to rear DJ. Minor sticker residue on DJ. Signed by the author (Thomas) on the title page. Evan Welling Thomas III[1][2] (born April 25, 1951) is an American journalist, historian, and author. He is the author of nine books, including two New York Times bestsellers. Thomas was, for 20 years, a regular panelist on the weekly public affairs TV show Inside Washington. Walter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952) is an American writer and journalist. He is the University Professor of History at Tulane University. He has been the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., chairman and CEO of CNN and Managing Editor of Time. He has written biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger. The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made is a 1986 book by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas. It describes the actions of a group of U.S. government officials and members of the East Coast foreign policy Establishment. Starting in the immediate post-World War II period, the group developed the containment policy of dealing with the Communist bloc during the Cold War. They also helped to craft institutions and initiatives such as NATO, the World Bank, and the Marshall Plan. They coalesced as a group when Truman became President in 1945 and greatly needed advice on foreign policy, as he knew very little in that area. The group helped to create a bipartisan foreign policy based on resistance to the expansion of Soviet power. The authors describe them as the architects behind the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and Cold War containment. The book portrays them as personifying an ideal of statesmanship marked by nonpartisanship, pragmatic internationalism, and aversion to ideological fervor. Bookseller Inventory # 50626

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Title: The Wise Men; Six Friends and the World They...

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing [Stated].

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An intimate portrait of six men

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 Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography.

Evan Thomas is the author of The Very Best Men: Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the C.I.A.; 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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