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The Wise Men : Six Friends and the World They Made (Updated)
The Wise Men : Six Friends and the World They Made (Updated)
عن طريق Isaacson, Walter / Thomas, Evan
الناشر : Simon & Schuster
تاريخ الطبع. : 2012/05
Binding : Hardcover
رقم الكتاب المتسلسل ( أي أس بي إن) : 9781451683226

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Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A23306400 A16370000
Place of Publication: United States
Edition: Reprint
Subject Development: Biography
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Geographic Designator: United States
LJ Reviews 1986 October #2
Baker & Taylor Forecast - May 2012
PW Reviews 1986 August #5
Cataloging Adult Inventory Demand (Internal Use For Cataloging Services)
Table of Contents
Introduction                                       13 (4)
Architects of the American Century                 17 (20)
One Gathering                                      37 (214)
  1 World of Their Own/To the manner born          39 (26)
  2 Tap Days/"To run with the swift"               65 (33)
  3 Joint Ventures/Harriman and Lovett on Wall     98 (21)
  4 World Courts/McCloy and Acheson before the     119(21)
  5 A Pretty Good Club/Kennan and Bohlen in the    140(39)
  Foreign Service
  6 On Active Service/Enlisting in a noble cause   179(12)
  7 Heavenly Twins/McCloy and Lovett at the War    191(19)
  8 Missions to Moscow/Harriman, Acheson,          210(41)
  Bohlen and Kennan wrestle with a biting bear
Two Creation                                       251(336)
  9 Words of One Syllable/The education of         253(35)
  Harry Truman
  10 Line down the Middle/Splitting Germany and    288(26)
  the atom
  11 The Blinding Dawn/Diplomacy in an atomic      314(33)
  12 Containment/Sensitive to the logic of force   347(39)
  13 Order from Chaos/"Like apples in a barrel"    386(33)
  14 "Simple Honest Men"/The selling of the        419(20)
  Marshall Plan
  15 Crisis/"Will Russia move first?"              439(41)
  16 "A Different World"/Of Super bombs and        480(25)
  17 War/"No weakness of purpose here"             505(30)
  18 Nadir/Disaster at the Yalu                    535(24)
  19 Exile/The wilderness years                    559(28)
Three Wise Men                                     587(155)
  20 Passing the Torch/"No, sir, my bearings       589(16)
  are burnt out"
  21 Twilight Struggles/Reunion at the brink       605(37)
  22 LBJ's Establishment/"I told the President     642(34)
  he was wholly right"
  23 Judgment Days/Last Supper of the Wise Men     676(38)
  24 Legacy/"Never in such good company"           714(28)
Acknowledgments                                    742(3)
Notes                                              745(64)
Sources                                            809(24)
Index                                              833

The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to post-war chaos: 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 defence 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.