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Six Wise Men

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.
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.
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Atomic Energy Experimental Explosion, Test Baker

Original caption: 8600.7010 Atomic Energy: Experimental Explosions Ft Leavenworth: Signal Corps Photograph Collection: Equipment File

Robert E. Hannegan

Caption: A close-up photo of Robert E. Hannegan. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

War Comes to America

ARC Identifier 36073 / Local Identifier 111-OF-7 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. (09/18/1947 - 02/28/1964) - 1942 - This motion picture film examines world e... more

Senator Harry S. Truman at Lunch with President Franklin Roosevelt

Caption: Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Harry S. Truman (left) sits down for lunch with President Franklin D. Roosevelt beneath a magnolia tree on the White House lawn. Photographs Relating to t... more

London - Annex Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

London - Annex Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

London - Mid-Level Position Residence

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 9011 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

London - Annex Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

London - Annex Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

London - Annex Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

London - Office Building Site

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R 1000 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

London - Annex Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Portrait of President Harry S. Truman at Desk, Grinning

Caption: Portrait of President Harry S. Truman, seated at a White House desk. U. S. Army Signal Corps File Number C-1858. Note the Presidential flag on the left of President Truman, with the old seal. Photograp... more

London - Annex Office Building

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: R2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings