The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen,... Fun Activities

Walter Isaacson
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Who were the Harrimans?

Investigate the Harriman family and how it came into its wealth and how it came to control the Union Pacific Railroad. Investigate how Averell Harriman used his access to government to benefit the several industrial interests over which his family exercised its authority.

The Harrimans and Lovetts

Averell Harriman and Robert Lovett were closely connected throughout their lives because of their fathers' working relationships with Union Pacific Railroad. How far back does the connection between the two families reach and are there any other connections with other families who have had its members take positions of power in American government? What seems to be the common connection between these power families?

WWI and changes in the world

Construct a map showing national boundaries and the countries that existed before WWI and a map with the same after the Treaty of Versailles. Make a list...

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