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Six Wise Men

The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They MadeCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1945
Crimean conference Left to right: Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Maj. Gen. L. S. Kuter, Admiral E. J. King, General George C. Marshall, Ambassador Averill Harriman, Admiral William Leahy, and President F. D. Roosevelt. Livadia Palace, Crimea, Russia / / Signal Corps photo.
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made is a 1986 book by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas about a group of U.S. government officials and members of the East Coast Establishment. The book starts with post - World War I period and continues in the immediate post-World War II international development, describing how the group of six men of quite different political affiliations developed the containment policy of dealing with the Communist bloc during the Cold War and crafted institutions such as NATO, the World Bank, and the policies of the Marshall Plan.

Six people who were influential in the development of Cold War:

1. Dean Acheson, Secretary of State under President Harry Truman
2. Charles E. Bohlen, U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, the Philippines, and France
3. W. Averell Harriman, Special Envoy for President Franklin Roosevelt
4. George F. Kennan, Ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia
5. Robert A. Lovett, Truman's Secretary of Defense
6. John J. McCloy, a War Department official and later U.S. High Commissioner for Germany.
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[George Kennan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[George Kennan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

Written on verso: Taken in Tomsk, Siberia, August 1885, going eastward. Photo by Matsaevich & Co., Tomsk. Transfer; Manuscript Division (George Kennan Papers); 1973; (DLC/PP-1973:080). Forms part of: George Ken... more

Groton, Mass. 1886.

Groton, Mass. 1886.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 295 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. AACR2

Harriman, Tenn. 1892.

Harriman, Tenn. 1892.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 897 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes illus. and index to points of interest. AACR2

Harriman, Tenn. 1892

Harriman, Tenn. 1892

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Burleigh Lith.

[Unidentified old man, seated, writing, at entrance to a log and earth shelter in Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

[Unidentified old man, seated, writing, at entrance to a log and earth...

61320 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X399.

[Woman looking through sextant on board the expedition vessel, George W. Elder, with two men and Capt. Peter Doran during Harriman expedition to Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

[Woman looking through sextant on board the expedition vessel, George ...

61279 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X417.

[Harriman Alaska Expedition members pose on beach at deserted Cape Fox village, Alaska, 1899, with Tlinget totem poles in background] / Curtis.
Sun and clouds / Curtis.

Sun and clouds / Curtis.

View across large body of water, taken on the Harriman Alaska expedition. Copyright by E.H. Harriman. Curtis no. X423. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Published as photogravure in: Harriman Alaska Expedition. New ... more

[Two men and one women in forest in Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

[Two men and one women in forest in Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

61512 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. Retouched photo removing second woman from original photograph, see no. X463. No. X463A.

[A man, possibly Lewis Rutherford Morris, seated in a canoe on a river in Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

[A man, possibly Lewis Rutherford Morris, seated in a canoe on a river...

61494 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X250.

[Harriman Expedition personnel posed on dock in Alaska]

[Harriman Expedition personnel posed on dock in Alaska]

Photoprint by E.S. Curtis. Copyrighted by E.H. Harriman. No. X407. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; BI (Harriman); Expeditions; Shelf.

Packers / Curtis.

Packers / Curtis.

Group of men standing on board ship, Alaska, 1899. 61334 U.S. Copyright Office. Title transcribed from another copy. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X413.

[Icebergs, bay, and mountain in background, Alaska] / Curtis.

[Icebergs, bay, and mountain in background, Alaska] / Curtis.

Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X216.

Seal hunters in canoe at Glacier Bay / Curtis.

Seal hunters in canoe at Glacier Bay / Curtis.

Two native Alaskan people in boat. 61316 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X225a.

[Surveyor with theodolite(?) in the mountains of Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

[Surveyor with theodolite(?) in the mountains of Alaska, 1899] / Curti...

61328 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X408.

[Two men and two women seated in forest in Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

[Two men and two women seated in forest in Alaska, 1899] / Curtis.

61513 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Edward H. Harriman. No. X463.

Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt

Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt

Photograph shows Anne Harriman Sands Rutherfurd (1861-1940), the second wife of businessman William Kissam Vanderbilt. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt

Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt

Photograph shows Anne Harriman Sands Rutherfurd (1861-1940), the second wife of businessman William Kissam Vanderbilt. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

Mrs. W.K.Vanderbilt, cameo portrait

Mrs. W.K.Vanderbilt, cameo portrait

Photograph shows Anne Harriman Sands Rutherfurd (1861-1940), the second wife of businessman William Kissam Vanderbilt. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

H. Morgenthau and J.B. Payne

H. Morgenthau and J.B. Payne

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Yale / Bristow Adams.

Yale / Bristow Adams.

Yale student jumping hurdle. Promotional goal: U.S. K3. 1903. Copyright by the Potomac Press, Washington, D.C.

[Gore Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts]

[Gore Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts]

Photograph shows exterior view of Gore Hall, Harvard University's library, designed by Richard Bond, and built 1837-1841. Title devised by Library staff.

MORGENTHAU, HENRY. HONORABLE

MORGENTHAU, HENRY. HONORABLE

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

MORGENTHAU, HENRY. HONORABLE

MORGENTHAU, HENRY. HONORABLE

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

MORGENTHAU, HENRY. HONORABLE

MORGENTHAU, HENRY. HONORABLE

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... more

George Kennan, 1845-1924

George Kennan, 1845-1924

Full lgth., seated, facing slightly left at typewriter. Photoprint copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. George Kennan Collection. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card traci... more

What may happen to a man in the shopping season; alas! To think that suspician should creep in to disturb the holiday feeling

What may happen to a man in the shopping season; alas! To think that s...

Bradley's cartoon shows the badge and part of the uniform of an officer labeled "Interstate Commerce Commission" shining a large search light on Harriman, who is struggling to carry a large load of packages and... more

Princeton / F. Earl Christy.

Princeton / F. Earl Christy.

Print shows young woman holding megaphone and Princeton pennant and sitting next to football player atop giant football. G16966 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright 1907 by Campbell, Metzger & Jaco... more

Design for a Union Station

Design for a Union Station

Bradley depicts the commission's view of the situation by showing numerous train lines riding towards a giant head of Harriman. His mouth, wide open as if to form a tunnel, is about to swallow the various rail... more

Princeton

Princeton

Poster shows a football player wearing a shirt with the "P." Title from item. Signed with artist's pictograph. At lower right of image: "Guard." Copyright 1907 by Chas. W. Beck, Jr.