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Ike's Bluff

President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
Thomas, Evan (Book - 2012 )
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Ike's Bluff


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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 use nuclear weapons against the Communist Chinese, while at the same time restraining his generals and advisors who favored the strikes. Ike's gamble was of such magnitude that there could be but two outcomes: thousands of lives saved, or millions of lives lost. A tense, vivid and revisionist account of a president who was then, and still is today, underestimated, IKE'S BLUFF is history at its most provocative and thrilling.
Authors: Thomas, Evan, 1951-
Title: Ike's bluff
president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Co.,, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: x, 484 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Local Note: 6 15 27 29 35 53 57 76 80 97 118 122 133 138 148 151 152 167 172 173 193 198 210 211 216 222 226 231 242 244 250 262 274
ISBN: 9780316091046
0316091049
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