President departs on transcontinental trip. Washington, D.C., July 7. President Roosevelt was in a happy mood tonight as he boarded his special train for a transcontinental trip which will be climaxed by a review of the fleet and a fishing expedition in Pacific waters. Combining business with pleasure, the chief executive will make several speeches enroute urging support of new deal candidates in the coming all congressional elections. Left to right : Senator Joseph Guffey of Pennsylvania; Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Attorney General Homer S. Cummings, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, President Roosevelt and Mrs. Homer S. Cummings, 7/7/38
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.