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Walter Isaacson
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"But by breeding and training, this handful of men and a few of their close colleagues knew that America would have to assume the burden of a global role. Out of duty and desire, they heeded the call to public service. They were the original brightest and best men whose outsized personalities and forceful actions brought order to the postwar chaos and left a legacy that domin'ates American policy to this day.
Architects, pg. 19

"As America entered a new competitive era, the right college education became as important as birth or prep schools in determining a person's social status." Chapter 2, pg. 72

"Europe was industrially devastated and mired in debt; America was throbbing with revitalized factories and in need of new markets. The situation was ripe for financiers interested in foreign investment and trade, internationalists such as Harriman and Lovett who understood America's historic ties to Europe and felt...

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