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

Author: Thomas, Evan

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Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician that is revealed in this provocative examination of Ike''s White House years.

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Publisher Little Brown & Co
Mfg Part# 9780316091046
SKU 228684365
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0316091049
Release Date 9/25/2012
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Editors Note Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games he was eventually forced to stop playing after leaving too many fellow army officers insolvent, Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con, and generous and expedient in his partnerships. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, some of whom believed a first strike was the only means of survival, Eisenhower would make his boldest and riskiest bet yet, one of such enormity that there could be but two outcomes: the survival of the world, or its end.This is the story of how he won.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0484
Publisher Little Brown and Company
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