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Author Thomas, Evan, 1951-

Title Ike's bluff [large print] : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world / Evan Thomas.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Little, Brown and Co., c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Large Print Non-Fiction  LP 973.921 Tho    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 655 p. (large print) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary 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.--From publisher description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source NBK 11/12 PPL
Subject Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Cold War -- Diplomatic history.
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear warfare -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Large type books.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961.
ISBN 9780316224161 (lg. print)
0316224162 (lg. print)

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