Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

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Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower would take a colossal risk by bluffing that he might… (more)

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Eisenhower’s combination of courage, petulance and cunning are hard qualities to reconcile. And Mr. Thomas sometimes has no answers. But he approaches the ever more changeable Eisenhower legacy with new and intriguing questions.

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 25, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 4.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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