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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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[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin] - [PAR-3503 through PAR-3510]

President Harry S. Truman in his Office

Caption: President Harry S. Truman is seated at his desk in the Oval Office at the White House. Five unidentified men are standing behind him. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Li... more

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival] - [PAR-3117 through PAR-3123]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris] - [PAR-5153 through PAR-5154]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival] - [PAR-3117 through PAR-3123]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival] - [PAR-3117 through PAR-3123]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin] - [PAR-3503 through PAR-3510]

[Acheson Greets Eden at UN Assembly]

[Acheson Greets Eden at UN Assembly] - [PAR-3238 through PAR-3239]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

President Harry S. Truman with a Group of Men

Caption: President Harry S. Truman (front row, center) stands with a group of unidentified men outside the White House. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin] - [PAR-3503 through PAR-3510]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin] - [PAR-3503 through PAR-3510]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris] - [PAR-5153 through PAR-5154]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris] - [PAR-5153 through PAR-5154]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris] - [PAR-5153 through PAR-5154]

[Acheson's Presents Distinctions to Mr. Barnes, Mr. Koren, and Mr. Ludden]

[Acheson's Presents Distinctions to Mr. Barnes, Mr. Koren, and Mr. Ludden] - [PAR-4623 through PAR-4625]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival] - [PAR-3117 through PAR-3123]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival] - [PAR-3117 through PAR-3123]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin] - [PAR-3503 through PAR-3510]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris] - [PAR-5153 through PAR-5154]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival] - [PAR-3117 through PAR-3123]

[Acheson's Presents Distinctions to Mr. Barnes, Mr. Koren, and Mr. Ludden]

[Acheson's Presents Distinctions to Mr. Barnes, Mr. Koren, and Mr. Ludden] - [PAR-4623 through PAR-4625]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival]

[Mr. W. A. Harriman's Arrival] - [PAR-3117 through PAR-3123]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin]

[Wm. Draper and A. Harriman, Pictures taken by Jackie Martin] - [PAR-3503 through PAR-3510]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation]

[Acheson's Arrival for NATO Conference with US Delegation] - [PAR-4608 through PAR-4622]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris]

[Ambassador Bohlen in Paris] - [PAR-5153 through PAR-5154]

Photograph of President Harry S. Truman at Opening Baseball Game

Caption: President Harry S. Truman attending the first baseball game of the season with his family and friends. Front row, left to right: General Harry Vaughan, Margaret Truman, Evlyn (Mrs. John) Snyder, First ... more

President Harry S. Truman Speaking at Memorial Day Services

Caption: President Harry S. Truman (standing) speaking at the Amphitheatre of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. All others are unidentified. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Pe... more

Sir Winston, his son Randolf [i.e., Randolph], and grandson, Winston in coronation robes

Photograph shows Winston Churchill, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, with his son and grandson standing behind him, wearing coronation robes.

Presidential Airplane, the Independence

Caption: Presidential airplane of President Harry S. Truman, the "Independence," in flight over unknown location. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

Photograph of the National Historical Publications Committee Meeting

In this photograph standing from left to right are: Solon J. Buck, Chief of the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress; G. Bernard Noble, Chief of the Division of Historical Policy Research, Department... more

Mikhael A. Menshikov, new Soviet ambassador, outside White House, going to visit with President Eisenhower / [MST].

Photograph shows the Soviet ambassador surrounded by cameramen in front of the Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C.

U.S.S.R. Moscow, temporary Russian exhibition

Photograph showing Russians looking at television sets and radios at the USSR Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow, next to the American National Exhibition. (Source: Arianne Kouri, 2013)

Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev tour the American Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow

Stamped on back: United Press International Photo Photographic Materials

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1961

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X3004 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

President John F. Kennedy Presents the Medal of Freedom to Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Paul-Henri Spaak, Oval Office, White House, Washington, DC

Original caption: President John F. Kennedy presents the Medal of Freedom to Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Paul-Henri Spaak, Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Presi... more

President John F. Kennedy Presents the Medal of Freedom to Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Paul-Henri Spaak, Oval Office, White House, Washington, DC

Original caption: President John F. Kennedy presents the Medal of Freedom to Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Paul-Henri Spaak, Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C. Presi... more

Photograph of the Warren Commission Presenting the Final Report to President Lyndon B. Johnson Inscribed to Gerald R. Ford by the President

This photograph depicts Chief Justice Earl Warren presenting the final report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission) to President Lyndon B. Johnson. They are... more

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3004 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3004 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1966

The original finding aid described this item as: Property Number: X 3003 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1970

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1970

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1970

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1970

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1970

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1982

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1982

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow Ballistic Missile Defense

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1986

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1986

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1986

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1986

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1986

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1986

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1986

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Recreation/Community Center/Gym/Theater - 1990

Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

A red star adorns the top of the steeple over the Kremlin gate

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moscow Country: Russia(RUS) Scene Camera Operator: JO1(Sw) Joe Barlett Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, poses for a picture with Winston Spencer-Churchill, grandson of the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at the Pentagon, Room 3E944, Washington, D.C., Mar. 15, 2001. (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert D. Ward, CIV Release Status: Rel... more

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1930

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1930

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1930

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1930

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1930

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1930

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

Moscow - Chancery Office Building - 1930

The original finding aid described this item as: Format: Slide Architect: Adamovich & Mayat; 1914 Property Number: L 2002 Photographs Related to Embassies, Consulates, and Other Overseas Buildings

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to members of the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, fields questions during his talk to the Council on Foreign Relations at the Harold Pratt House in New York City, N.Y., on February 17, 2006. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Harold Pratt House State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status:... more