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Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.

Evan Thomas is the author of The Very Best Men: Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the C.I.A.; Robert Kennedy: His Life; The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst and the Rush to Empire, 1989; Sea of Thunder: The Last Great Naval Command, 1941-1945; and John Paul Jones. His most recent book is Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World.

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"A wealth of new information and insights on the people and events that shaped the first four decades of the Cold War." * The Boston Globe *
"Must be read if we are to understand the postwar world." -- Robert A. Caro, author of Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
"Isaacson and Thomas have fashioned a Cold War Plutarch." * San Francisco Chronicle *
"A richly textured account of a class and of a historical period." * New York Times Book Review *

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