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❴Reading❵ ➿ The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made Author Walter Isaacson – Famulantenaustausch.de A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos AvereA captivating blend of personal biography and public drama The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos Averell Harriman the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special.

Envoy to Churchill and Stalin Dean Acheson the secretary of state who was 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 Lov.

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The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB

The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB 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 and the coauthor of The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made He lives in Washington DC

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  1. John John says:

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    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindleThis is the story of what became known as the American Establishment Establishment was a term that originated in England to


  3. Peter Pete Mcloughlin Peter Pete Mcloughlin says:

    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindleThis book focuses on the Wise men in Truman Administration who were architects of US policy for the cold war These men in addition pretty much molded cold war institutions and are the quintessential figures of the foreign policy establishment Their most important period is the early years of the cold war during the Truman presidency although their influence would still matter throughout the cold war and Kenan outlived the Soviet Union The book was written in the 1980s or the late stages of the Cold War under Reagan If it were written a decade later or now it may be a different book It is fairly sympathetic to this group of men who represented the cream of the old WASP ascendancy but even the most sympathetic will have mixed feelings about the way they handled the cold war In the early phases all eyes were on Europe and the wise men were caught off guard by the events in Korea and probably didn't foresee that much of the cold war would be fought in dirty little proxy wars in


  4. Caroline Caroline says:

    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindleA fascinating depiction of a world both ancient and modern and that lies in sharp contrast to our current situationFirst of all one notes that this was written by the elite about the elite The authors are both Harvard alumni and most of the subjects went to Yale They served in government partly out of personal satisfaction partly as noblesse oblige While the authors occasionally insert mild criticisms this is almost a hagiography for six statesmen of the cold war Nevertheless the book obviously took years of intense scholarship It offers a detailed picture of the development of American foreign policy over several decades In a way the shared aristocracy and educational background of authors and subjects enables the writers to enter the mindset of Acheson et al and fine writing enables readers to go there with themSecond my own reflections as I read were immensely widened because I was reading Thucydides’ The Peloponnisian Wars simultaneously Yes once again I coincidentally foun


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    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindleTrue statesmen who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations We need people like this in government today


  6. Aaron Million Aaron Million says:

    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindlePart American WWII history part Cold War history part biography part discussion of the Establishment in mid 20th century America combine to form a well written account of several key players in US foreign policy from the 1930s 70s Isaacson and Thomas decide to focus on six men who they believe embody the views and actions of foreign affairs during and after WWII and on into the Vietnam War era This book is now thirty years old and was written right when two of the six men had just died and two others were still living so the passage of time that so often helps us to better evaluate and judge the actions and motivations of those in high political office is somewhat missing But that does not dim the story nor many of the conclusions that the writers focus on Even with it being written in 1986 almost all of the events that are covered occurred decades before Dean AchesonAlong with Averell Harriman Acheson does seem to be the main character in this book Perhaps because he was involved


  7. Steven Peterson Steven Peterson says:

    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindleThis is a fascinating collective biography of six major interrelated figures in the American establishment from the 1930s into the 1960s Some might think of this as another Best and Brightest set earlier in time But Halberstam's use of that term was ironic here the authors are not speaking ironically when they refer to the six as the original brightest and best Page 19 The beginning lays out what follows Isaacson and Thomas observe that Page 19 Six friends Their lives intertwined from childhood and schooldays from their early days on Wall Street and in government Now they were to be destined to be at the forefront of a remarkable transformation of American policy They Page 19 knew that America would have to assume the burden of a global role And say the authors their Page 19 outsized personalities and forceful


  8. Ted Hunt Ted Hunt says:

    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindleI purchased this book when it was published in 1986 but never read it because I was unsure about reading a book about the GrotonYale crowd who became the US foreign policy establishment's Wise Men I was not interested in reading about the prep schoolIvy League world that these men emerged from and as expected the book began with a thorough description of that world However if one gets through the first hundred pages with its crew races and polo games then the reader gets a superb view of how much this group of men helped to shape the foreign policy of the United States in the middle half of the 20th century Familiar stories are retold but through the lens of the story of these men whose names are so familiar yet whose full stories are not usually fully explored The subject matter raises some interesting questions was it wise to have at the center of American forei


  9. Vivek Vivek says:

    The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made PDF/EPUB wise book, friends free, world book, they kindle, made epub, The Wise free, Men Six download, Men Six Friends and free, Wise Men Six mobile, Wise Men Six Friends and epub, The Wise Men Six Friends and the World They Made KindleThis book works on two levels On one it is an excellent biography of six men dedicated to public service who were involved in American diplomacy during a critical time in the nation's history WWII the early Cold War On another it explains how the powerful ideas containment anti communism guiding American foreign policy during the Cold War w


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